"[If] you agree to come back and serve your community in an in-demand, under-served area, we should wipe your debt clean or not allow you to accrue it to begin with. Second, if we’re going to subsidize federal student loans and federal grants, then when should have a commitment from institutions of higher learning that they’re going to curb the inflation for tuition, room and board.
"Third, I’d love to continue the proposal made by our previous president, Barack Obama, that at a minimum, your first two years at any state institution – community college, University of Texas, A&M, Tech, taxpayer-supported institutions — should be free for the student at a minimum. That investment, maybe a little upfront, is paid back many times over in the productivity, earning potential and the taxes paid by those who are able to afford an education. I think those are three great ideas to start with. I’m open to others. We can certainly do better by our students."
Source: Other 2017 http://thedailycougar.com/2017/08/21/orourke-town-hall-interview/