Important lessons that you can't put a price on. Robert F. Smith's commencement speech provided Morehouse College graduates much more than debt-free college experience. He also provided some valuable guidance on the importance of college and career readiness and educational equity.
Robert Smith's pledge to pay the student debt of the 2019 graduating class at Morehouse has been used to criticize tax policies that have enabled him and others to accumulate billions in wealth. Those policies need to be reformed. But Robert Smith's gift need to be applauded without reservations.