Henry Bienan, PhD, President Emeritus of Northwestern University, argues that a college education results in "greater productivity, lower crime, better health, [and] better citizenship for more educated people. Internships offered through colleges often lead to mentors or useful contacts within a student's preferred field.
Keith Ellison April 14, Soaring tuitions and student loan debt are placing higher education beyond the reach of many American students. The United States has long been committed to educating all its people, not only its elites.
This idea is easier than it looks. Many students graduate from college with little understanding of math, reading, civics, or economics.
In a limited way, student loans give Americans access to the magic of leverage, with the bonus of tax deductions.
Increased funding for state schools also wouldn't hurt.