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  •  That's only true for public universities (0+ / 0-)
    But the costs haven't significantly risen otherwise. What has happened is that funding has consistently been cut. Restore that funding and we'll see a decrease in tuition.
    Private schools have exploded in price as well, and they had no funding to be cut.

    Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

    by Caj on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 07:12:46 AM PDT

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    •  Tuition for private universities has not (0+ / 0-)

      Increased anywhere near the amount that public schools have. Here in California community college tuition has increased by about 400% since I graduated high school in '95. I don't know what the numbers for state universities look like for that time period, but I do know that if I had started a 4 year degree when I graduated in 2008 I would have owed about twice what I actually do based on tuition increases.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 10:44:07 AM PDT

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      •  Do you have data for that? (0+ / 0-)

        Tuition at Princeton university went from $5000/year to $25000/year between 1980 and 2000.  It is now $40,000.  

        It seems to me that private tuition has skyrocketed quite a bit over the last two decades.  In fact, it's the exploding price of private tuition that has made it politically possible to cut subsidies for public tuition.

        Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

        by Caj on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 04:09:24 PM PDT

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