Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Affordable College

Recently our Argus Leader reported that college students in South Dakota owe more after graduating than graduates in any other state, owing, on average, over 24, 000 bucks.  I may be remembering that wrong.  However, worse news comes from the New York Times that "College May Become Unaffordable for Most in US."  Some states are looking at tuition raises, the article says, of over 10 or even 20% for the year.  That's not good news, not when education is the foundation upon which a solid country rests, and poorer families, for whom education can mean a ticket to a better life, are hit the hardest; tuition counts for a larger share of their income.  

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