Monday, February 6, 2017

EDITORIAL: STUDENTS SHOULDER DEBT, YET AGAIN - Daily Iowan

It has been an alarming trend for state governments to slash higher-education funding as an easy method of plugging fiscal holes in state budgets. These holes are often created from less than ideal state tax revenue whenever local economies do not produce enough capital to be harvested by the state. Public-education cuts were most drastic in the recession years, but the practice has not waned with the recovery of the economy. In a 2014 report detailing the crisis in public-university funding, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities stated that “these sharp increases in tuition have accelerated longer-term trends of reducing college affordability and shifting costs from states to students. http://daily-iowan.com/2017/01/17/editorial-students-shoulder-debt-yet-again/

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