The Costs of Learning

Sam Smith, writing for Progressive Review on the stratospheric costs of public higher education:

Those gates of opportunity are crumbling at an accelerating pace. More street protests by students are focusing on relentless tuition hikes and years of repaying student debt loans while the rich get richer and the tax cuts for the rich are extended. As Mike Konzcal writes, “One of the Occupy movements’ major objectives is combating the privatization of public higher education and its replacement with a debt-fueled economy of indenture.”

And I bitched about paying almost $300 in tuition for this coming semester at my local junior college.

I shudder when I think about what my costs will be once I reach CSUEB. Good thing I don’t have a mortgage and/or a family to support.