American Colleges Flunk on Affordability

I can only say, duh. The cost of higher education in this country is unreasonable, and it’s getting worse all the time. It’s a real shame when you consider that a college education has never been more important than it is today.I don’t know what the best way to fix this is. First and foremost, we need to improve the pre-college public education. If a high school diploma actually counted for anything, perhaps college wouldn’t be as necessary as it has become.

But our workforce does, indeed, need to be better educated today than it has needed to be in the past. It’s not just reading, writing, arithmetic, and civics anymore! Seeing what our nation’s governments have done with public schools, I cannot advocate making higher education part of that decrepit system. But, I am wholly dissatisfied with the misplaced focus of our for-profit colleges and universities.

There has to be some kind of middle-road that would refocus higher education on education rather than money, but would avoid getting it as screwed up as our public schools. Let me know if you have any ideas.

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Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.