How Not to Help the Poor: The Lesson of Soaring College Prices

Jul 10, 2013 Full story: www.theatlantic.com

Many public universities have tried to keep tuition down for low-income students while raising it for the rest.

Whenever policymakers argue over ways to lower the budget deficit, one of the most popular ideas on both sides of the aisle is "means testing" programs like Medicare or Social Security. Instead of cutting everybody's benefits, the idea is to reduce them for the rich and middle classes while leaving them intact for the poor.

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Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#1 Jul 10, 2013
Yes you to can get a $75-$100k degree in worthlessness.
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#2 Jul 10, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
Yes you to can get a $75-$100k degree in worthlessness.
Actually you may be right. Many for profit 'colleges' hand out worthless degrees and leave their students with a mountain of debt!

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Jul 10, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
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Actually you may be right. Many for profit 'colleges' hand out worthless degrees and leave their students with a mountain of debt!
But they all pay their administrators and tenured staff extremely well. And, in the end, that is what counts to higher ed.

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