The Rising Cost of College

The Rising Cost of College

by Ronnie D. Lankford
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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737744446
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2009
Series: At Issue Series: Education
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Why Is College Tuition Rising? Liz Pulliam Weston 11

2 College Is Still Worth the Expense Justin Draeger 17

3 College May Not Be Worth the Expense Nan Mooney 21

4 Rising College Costs Saddle Students with Postcollege Debt Marcy Gordon 27

5 College Debt Can Be Managed with New Social Programs Elizabeth Warren Sandy Baum Ganesh Sitaraman 34

6 The College Cost Act Helps to Make College Affordable U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor 42

7 The College Cost Act Does Not Help Students Reduce Tuition Fannie 46

8 Rising College Costs Should Not Be Subsidized by Government Jacob Sullum 52

9 Faculty Salaries Affect Higher College Costs John O. Edwards 55

10 Faculty Salaries Do Not Affect Higher College Costs Doug Lederman 61

11 Tuition Reforms Will Make Ivy League Schools Less Affordable Peter Sacks 68

12 Tuition Reforms Will Make Ivy League Schools More Affordable Anya Kamenetz 72

13 Community College Is an Affordable Option Richard Vedder 77

14 Rising College Cost Is an Obstacle to Low-Income Students Richard D. Kahlenberg 81

15 All Costs Must Be Considered When Choosing a College Sallie Mae 87

Organizations to Contact 92

Bibliography 98

Index 103

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