Intended “unintended” consequences: college costs up for poor, down for rich

Alan Pyke comments via ThinkProgress on a Hechinger report by Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hatcher, titled “Poorer families are bearing the brunt of college price hikes, data show.”  The take-away: over the past several years, the move at college and universities to attract higher-scoring students (more likely to be higher income) through merit scholarships,… More Intended “unintended” consequences: college costs up for poor, down for rich

higher eduction: another pillar of plutocracy

We already know that over the past forty years, changes in tax policy, the conservative war against unions, attempts to dismantle the governmental safety net, the relaxing of campaign finance laws, and resistance to increasing the minimum wage have all contributed to plutocracy in America.  As Suzanne Mettler noted in the New York Times this past weekend,… More higher eduction: another pillar of plutocracy