$422,320 for a College Degree? With Tuition Skyrocketing, It is Time to Rethink Higher Education
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The president and education secretary claim to be serious about keeping the price of college low enough for everyone to be able to afford. That's a good thing, because unless steps are taken now to hold down the cost of an education, the current $1 trillion student debt bubble is going to look small eighteen years from now—and the only ones able to go to school will be the children of the 1%.
Sarah Jaffe is an associate editor at AlterNet, a rabblerouser and frequent Twitterer. You can follow her at @seasonothebitch.