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The debt burden to middle class families and their kids is a big issue that Barry Glassner avoided answering. Here's an example: Whitman College, a small liberal arts school in Walla Walla, WA, charged $9,000 a year in 1981 when one of my sons entered. Now my grandson is a student there (entered in 2008) and the tuition is $48,000 a year, no financial aid. His parents are a grade school librarian and a family therapist--not wealthy. Like comments about L&C, students complain about the lack of diversity, so I doubt that's where the money is going. What accounts for the ballooning tuition? I wonder if it's really worth that much debt to go to a private college.
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