October 3, 2008
The $375-Billion Question: Why Does College Cost So Much?
From the halls of Congress to the kitchen tables of American families, that long-simmering complaint — Why does college cost so much? — is getting louder and more urgent.
As a slew of recent reports, public forums, and growing media interest suggest, the rising cost of college looms larger and larger as a personal and national concern.
The sticker shock could also become a factor at the ballot box. A poll of likely voters commissioned by the National