Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cutting College Costs


For John, BLUFTexas Governor pushing effort to cut college costs—$10K Bachelors.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

I wasn't that impressed with Texas Governor Rick Perry during the Republican Presidential Primary, but if, as Blogger Ed Morrissey reports, he is succeeding in getting the cost of a four year college degree down to $10,000, he might be worth looking at again.

With costs exploding in higher education and student debt becoming a crippling fact of life, many are looking for ways to reduce costs while maintaining access and quality.   Texas Governor Rick Perry has challenged colleges and universities in his state to crafting baccalaureate degree programs that will cost no more than $10,000, including tuition and books — and may have found success already
This approach is for a general degree, but it is a start.  As it is now, college costs are huge burdens on our upcoming working population.  Worse for those who almost get a degree but fall short.  They have the big debt burden, but less earning power.  And student debt is a big drag on the economy.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

Renee said...

Will grad schools and employers seek out these graduates?