|Higher education -- Remember young man, your first step in the REAL WORLD is just 8 feet ahead. Best of luck !!! ...item 2..Men and women both have different ways to get from A to B (2 May 2012) .. (Photo credit: marsmet471)|
Universities exist because state governments either created them as public institutions on public lands, supported by public tax dollars. Or they incorporated and licensed them as tax-free institutions that often received state aid. All rely on federal tax dollars.
When the American people --- college students and college grads and their families --- carry a "mortgage" of $1 Trillion on their diplomas, higher education has failed its constituency and has failed the nation.