In 1993, around 45 percent of students went into debt in order to attain a bachelor's degree.
Today, that percentage has risen to 94. 94 percent of students.
That's a crime. In order to be better educated and therefore a more capable contributor to the economy and the betterment of America, you have to sink into crippling debt before you've earned dollar one.
If America wants to compete in an increasingly competitive world, college education has to be waaaaaaaay cheaper. And advanced education beyond that, too. Bachelor's degrees alone don't even hack it with many career paths.
More shocking stats here.
Adding... Karoli via Twitter: "spending for prisons +26% over last 10 yrs. spending for college -9%. Prison pop grew 1%. Univ. pop grew 13%"