When the president says “making college more affordable” he really means making college loans more accessible. Unless, the president nationalizes all colleges and universities he can’t really make college affordable. Even state colleges are working in a tight budget that they routinely increase tuition costs and prefer out of state students because foreign students have better profit margins and tend to protest less than local students. In addition to tuition, college is made more expensive with the price of college edition textbooks. The textbook industry is run by an oligarchy of publishers that love to price their books as much as the class itself, it is common for books to be priced over $100 each. The textbook industry colludes with faculty so that each semester there is a new revision of a title and the course material and problem sets only works with a specific revision of the textbook. To add insult to injury of high price of education, there are few high paying jobs.
I like reflective articles about people wishing they knew back when what they just learned now. There is a lot to learn from these articles no matter when you read them. Here is a collection of articles that follow that pattern of providing advice to a younger version of the author.
- What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20
- 7 Things about Money I Wish I Knew in My 20s
- 10 Things I Now Know at 40 That I Wish I Knew at 20
- 20 things I wish I knew as a college student
- 25 things I wish I knew when I was 20
- 20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life
- 12 Things I Learned By 42 That I Wish I Knew At 22
- 10 You’ll Wish You Knew Before College
- Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 18
- Ten Things I Wish I Knew At Graduation
- 5 Things I Wish I Knew After College
- 40 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career
- 8 Thigns I Wish I Knew When I Was 22
- The Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Was 30