My Bush Boom Spent Its College Years Eating Stale Doritos

From Holden:

You won’t find my Bush Boom at any of our public universities:

Tuition at the nation’s public universities rose an average of 10.5 percent this year, the second largest increase in more than a decade, according to the latest annual survey by the College Board. Last year’s rise, 13 percent, was the highest.

Private universities and community colleges also increased tuition, by 6 percent and 9 percent, in a year when inflation has been about 2.5 percent. The tuition increases at private and community colleges were also among the steepest in a decade.

It is the first time that the average tuition at the nation’s postsecondary institutions has surpassed $20,000 for a private college, $5,000 for a public university and $2,000 for a community college.

As the Bush administration’s tax cuts provide less revenue for the states they are compensating by moving the burden of funding public colleges and universities onto the students and their parrents. This is one of many examples of how Bush has actually increased the tax burden on those of us who make less than $200k per year.