Wednesday, April 21, 2010

last blog

“Student’s ability to repay their loans after they leave school depends on their being able to obtain a well-paying job. Which depends in part on economic conditions when they finish their education” (Burdman).

Lower to middle class students all around the country have second thoughts about the value of their college education. Students are taking out larger and larger loans as the cost of college inflates faster than the salaries of families. Students do not have enough money to pay for college and take out loans. There are advantages of both not going to college and going to college but overall going to college outweighs not going. Community colleges have seen more and more students attending there because of the cheap tuition prices and under Obabmas policy education is suppose to be a major priority seen by his action with Pell Grant increase.

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