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Should the government enable every kid to go to college?

If college is supposed to represent some sort of advanced or more demanding level of education, why has it become a national priority to send every kid to college?

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Textbook Price Inflation

The Economist reports that textbook prices continues to climb several times the general rate of inflation:

But hope is not lost for poor scholars. Foreign editions are easy to find online and often cheaper—sometimes by over 90%.

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Interesting Markets

Interest in Ivy League schools continues to be strong

Despite a drop in applications at Dartmouth, Harvard and Columbia, overall interest in Ivy League schools continues to be strong.

The number of applications has risen steadily for over a decade (perhaps best shown HERE), so even small drops in applications won’t have a huge effect on admission rates at the Ivies.

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Review: The New School

This book comes too late for me. But it might be in time for my kids, and I plan to present my eldest with a copy soon, as she heads into her sophmore year of high school. 892 more words


Charging $240,000 for a college degree is becoming more common

The number of American colleges that charge more than $60,000 per year increased from nine last year to at least 50 this year.

The most expensive school in the country for the upcoming school year is Harvey Mudd College, charging $64,527 — $48,694 in tuition and fees, and $15,833 for room and board.

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