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Published: Monday, May 19 2014 8:16 p.m. MDT

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worf
Mcallen, TX

Of coarse, they should pay for their public college costs.

Many students don't finish what they start, and the tax payers are stuck with the bill.

Young people with grit, will find a way.

We have too many wimps who want someone else to pay.

If students paid their way, college costs would lower.

Colleges, and textbook companies, raise prices because of the available government funds. Take those funds away, and prices will drop.

Baron Scarpia
Logan, UT

An inexpensive, good education was the engine of America's great economic boom of the 20th century. The GI Bill brought our veterans from WWII and the Korean War into the middle class, and it created the greatest economy and highest standard of living the world had ever seen.

By the 1980s, all that changed. The drive to cut taxes drove both the federal government and state legislatures to seek ways to cut expenditures to help the wealthy keep more of their wealth, and higher ed became the key casualty.

Ironically, the wealthy moved their jobs and operations off-shore to save even more money and shield their wealth, reducing opportunities for the next generation of American workers.

Today, education costs are skyrocketing for students, so students now find that they have significant debt at graduation AND fewer opportunities in a new economy where jobs their parents had are now off-shore.

worf
Mcallen, TX

@Baron Scarpia

* corrupt leaders voted in by gullible voters, lead to free trade agreements, resulting with off-shore jobs.
* skyrocketing education are colleges, and textbook companies taking advantage large government funding to the students.
* like Americans of the 1800's, and 1900's, people create their success. It's not handed to you for free. The next generation will inherit more than any other.

Let's quit whining, and get to work.

cmsense
Kaysville, UT

Where does all the money go to? I would be interested in knowing the causes of seeming double digit price increases each year for decades. I do think we are at a tipping point simply because students can't bear any more debt.

State colleges don't have to pay property taxes and they are non profit. The cost of computers etc have come down in relative terms over time. Many courses don't change much year to year such as generals like basic math, english, and history courses. Computers and internet courses should or at least could be making college cheaper.

I can see that high priced labs and research can be quite expensive but at the same time they also can actually be profit centers for the university when researchers bring in big government grants to fund the studies.

I sure hope its not the football coaches salary that fuels the tuition hikes. Does anyone know?

worf
Mcallen, TX

@cmsense--you're an honest person.

That's why you don't understand where the money goes.

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