Ireland’s Free-College Experiment: Lessons and Warnings for US Policymakers
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Ireland’s Free-College Experiment: Lessons and Warnings for US Policymakers

Lessons and Warning for U.S. Policymakers

Posted: April 27, 2021
Author(s): Jason D. Delisle, Arthur M. Hauptman
Organization(s): American Enterprise Institute

Supporters of the free college movement in the United States often cite countries that do not charge tuition to argue for the policy. However, some international examples illustrate that free-college policies entail unintended consequences. This report explores free-college experiences of Ireland.

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