Colleges and universities currently charge about $12,000 tuition yearly. Why doesn't supply and demand curb rising costs?
Perhaps attending an expensive school equates to a marketable degree. Perhaps the lure of cozy living quarters and student social centers drives attendance. How much cost is passed on to us to buy expensive professors to teach such general studies as psychology or sociology?
Can't we credit a high school general educational diploma for this type of curriculum? Is there no irony with completing twelve years of general education, only to pay for English 101 or Math 99? Oh, but there's financial aid to help attend these expensive colleges. Ever wonder how the aid is distributed? Go to the internet and you may find articles discussing payouts to prized, recruited students such as athletes, with the bulk of the students having to apply for student loans.
Before we print more money to "stimulate" a fix, why don't we collectively demand real educational reform? Let's get to the root cause and fix the system. Do you really think that forgiving student loans corrects the problem? Perhaps our "food-stamp" president does.
KURT LEWIS, Richland