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I know that I usually stick to Korean politics/policy/education issues but I am in fact originally from New York. Today’s New York Times ran an interesting article called “Study Finds Public Discontent With Colleges.” I agree with the basic premise, that colleges have become far too expensive to be accessible to the average American. However, I don’t think solution can simply be admitting more students to each school or stretching the budget more as Tamar Lewin suggests. What about increasing campus energy efficiency, increased tax breaks for families with children in college and more federal funding?

How does France manage to keep their school costs around 5,500 euros a year when ours range between 24,000-50,000 dollars? It certainly isn’t through a laissez-faire market approach.

I know that I usually stick to Korean politics/policy/education issues but I am in fact originally from New York. Today’s New York Times ran an interesting article called “Study Finds Public Discontent With Colleges.” I agree with the basic premise, that colleges have become far too expensive to be accessible to the average American. However, I don’t think solution can simply be admitting more students to each school or stretching the budget more as Tamar Lewin suggests. What about increasing campus energy efficiency, increased tax breaks for families with children in college and more federal funding?

How does France manage to keep their school costs around 5,500 euros a year when ours range between 24,000-50,000 dollars? It certainly isn’t through a laissez-faire market approach.

Spaz update: I tripped over a desk in my 6th grade class. Luckily I didn’t fall over though I did manage to garner a few giggles from my students.



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