Bernie Sanders Unveils New Plan to Strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities


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Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Senator from Vermont and candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, announced a comprehensive new plan to support historically Black colleges and universities. Here are some of the highlights of the Sanders’ plan: Any student will be eligible to receive a tuition-free education from any HBCU, including private institutions, regardless of income. The plan will expand Pell Grants by enabling students from low-income families to use aid to cover room and board, books, and living expenses. Because Black college students are 19 percen...