College does not need to be free! Making it free will turn it into high school, and that is not what young adults need.
I’ve taught English or other learning support classes at local technical colleges for years now. As each year brings higher loads of debt for students who attend “traditional college” I can’t help but think how most of those students would be better off in a vocational setting. In Georgia, most technical colleges offer (or even require) English, math, and other courses which enhance the overall education experience, along with the programs that end with a career. But, the tuition costs are low, because our teachers are paid to merely teach. It’s nice to see that others agree that the current crop of students should consider a technical education.