Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Crisis of College Affordability

Great story -- written by a current student at U Michigan!--on how bloating tuition + recession is threatening to widen the class divide for younger members of this generation--even dividing older and younger siblings. If we don't fix this millions of people will have reduced prospects for the rest of their lives.

"The longer this crisis continues, the more our four-year public and private colleges are likely to be transformed (in the words of Richard Vedder, director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity) into "gated communities of higher education" and engines of inequality. "

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