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  •  Even if you adjust for inflation (1+ / 0-)
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    The privates colleges 50 years ago were less than the public colleges today. For example, Berkeley is about double what Cornell was in the late 60s, inflation adjusted.

    "Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is." - George W Bush

    by jfern on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 03:45:23 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe so, but as I noted elsewhere, (0+ / 0-)

      I could never have afforded to attend UNC back then. My brother went to Cornell six years after I started college, and my folks went heavily into debt to send him there.

      I had essentially free tuition, a small state scholarship that covered books and art supplies, and I lived with my parents until I graduated and found a job. Without those things I'd have been working my way through, and probably going to college at night.

      Let's not go into why I did what I did while my brother did what he did. It was a long time ago.

      So for people like me, getting into a city school was even better than getting a Pell grant now.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 09:47:55 AM PDT

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