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The Government's College Money Pit

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 9:49 AM
Their pals in academia benefit from this spiral. That's why there's no real interest in interrupting it in government. Pouring more & more $$$ in to end up wherever college pres's & trustees (& their government masters) want it is the whole point.

If insanity is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different outcome, then the federal government's strategy for keeping higher education affordable is crazier than Norman Bates.

For decades, American politicians have waxed passionate on the need to put college within every family's reach. To ensure that anyone who wants to go to college will be able to foot the bill, Washington has showered hundreds of billions of dollars into student aid of all kinds -- grants and loans, subsidized work-study jobs, tax credits and deductions. Today, that shower has become a...