I support Sanders, but this is where he misses it, imo.
Yes to all Sanders proposes. Good as far as it goes.
But as AOC has proposed, US education needs to support Career Technical Education - CTE, previously known as (unevenly implemented) vocational education - too.
There are many good ‘middle skill’ jobs that don’t require a 4-year liberal arts degree, vs. post-high school apprencticeships or 2-year community colleges.
‘4-year-college-for-all’ is a social-economic caste concept that will fail all but an academically proficient minority.
CTE high schools can set students up for a broader range of ‘pathways to success’ - better still if they are introduced earlier to support student and parent engagement early.