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Cooper’s Free Community College Plan: Throwing new money at an old problem 
Free tuition program offer no way to reduce or control instructional costs. Cooper’s program is silent on the need to trim costs or change how higher education is financed. It also ignores the reality that the current problem of not having a sufficient number of skilled workers is a product of a refusal to innovate, poorly designed programs and bad curricula. In other words; institutions bear responsibility as well.