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American universities represent declining value for money to their students

Published: Friday, Nov. 30 2012 2:00 p.m. MST

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Paul Scholes
Provo, UT

These national level stories always strike me as both interesting and, at some level, less relevant to our context. The article states that the average debt load for a graduate is some $26,000. Tuition at the major institutions (Westminster, perhaps, excepted) is roughly $20k for four years. It seems that most students within the State should be able to graduate with very little debt thereby increasing the return on their investment.

Mcallen, TX

Half (about two million students) of college students, are in need of remedial classes---Yahoo news May 2012.

We spend an average of twelve thousand dollars a year, per K-12 student.

About 200,000 college students come from foreign countries, and they paying tuition are keeping our colleges going--USA Today.

Tuition has increased partly, because three billion dollars are needed for remedial classes, and what we pay for public schools K-12.

We need to rid ourselves of standardized testing, and all the expenses which come with it. Education is destroying our economy, and can be improved with less funding.

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