CASTLETON, Vt. (WCAX) Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his drive for free college to Vermont.
Sanders will host a rally Tuesday night at Castleton University to highlight a bill he introduced earlier this year that would make public colleges and universities-- like Castleton-- tuition-free for families making up to $125,000.
His push for free college helped fuel his presidential campaign and his critics who call the $600 billion plan unaffordable. Sanders' plan would pay for it with a tax on Wall Street speculation. He told our Kyle Midura that making sure students can afford college is a cause close to his heart.
"It is personal to me because my dad dropped out of high school in Poland at age 16 and my mother never went to college. And I know how difficult that is," said Sanders, I-Vermont.