If you are a parent chilled by accounts of the soaring costs of higher education, particularly at the nation’s private colleges and universities, there is both good news and bad. The pleasant first: most students do not pay the posted price. Instead they receive subsidies and discounts from various sources—Uncle Sam, the state, the institution […]
Charles E. Finn Jr.
Chester E. Finn, Jr was an assistant secretary for research and improvement in the Department of Education. The views expressed here are his own.