So,millennials, those kids NOW in college or just leaving college, are very for free tuition (of course) but GenXers, a large part of those with high college debt, are less for it. Could it be because they have been out of college longer and are paying taxes now?
MY QUESTION IS THIS; HOW COULD WE MAKE COLLEGE REALISTICALLY MORE AFFORDABLE? Many European countries have free university (and GOOD educations), but that’s rather like saying “Many European countries have nudity in TV commercials” and condemning us for being puritanical, when my response is always “They’re USED to it, we aren’t founded on that kind of behavior so we’re shocked by it.” European countries are used to free college……..it’s already figured into their very high taxes, and their profs probably don’t earn as much as ours do. I would bet on that.
A college teacher friend of mine who taught at a State University for 40 years is retired and now makes $60,000 a year in retirement from the State. A friend of hers gets $100,000. My friend also gets incredible health care free and probably gets Social Security on top of it (I’m afraid to ask her because my head would explode!)
Did you know one university bunch has announced to their administrators that “our profs must give us better than C’s because our parents didn’t pay this high tuition for C’s”? Yup.
WHAT CAN WE REALISTICALLY DO TO HELP OUR KIDS WITH HIGH COLLEGE FEES?