Is it March 1st yet? When will the endless line of equally frustrated parents dissipate? Each parent I meet with seems to be more stressed than the last. Constantly we are dancing around the question of why college costs so much. If the average university's cost of attendance is over $40,000 and over nintey percent of students are receiving federal aid... then what is the flippin point?
I truly believe I was born on the wrong continent. In France, students can choose what they want to study without the worry of future debt. Sure they may have a poor chance at being employed in that profession after graduation, as many of their American counterparts, but they won't have the debt! Why don't our legislaters understand that higher education is an investment in our citizenry and our economy? An educated workforce means a competitive workforce. And college cost is a big factor.
I hate to run away from the higher education world, but with the position I am in currently, I feel powerless. Left to the wolves, struggling to find answers to meaningful questions, and not given enough tools to do so.