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Over the last few decades, the cost of higher education in the United States has grown at a rate outpacing inflation. According to Department of Education statistics, the average cost of an education at a four year university has gone up by 34 percent over the last decade. Taxpayers are also footing the growing bill for higher education. Every year federal and state governments spend tens of billions of taxpayer dollars on direct grants and payments to individual colleges and universities.
Yet these huge increases in costs have NOT coincided with increases in educational quality.
This FreedomWorks Issue Analysis discusses the inefficiences in the American higher education system that have created this expensive nightmare and what steps states like Texas, under Governor Rick Perry, are doing to lower the burden on taxpayers and students while increasing the quality of education at state institutions.
Attached below find: FreedomWorks Issue Analysis: Texas's Higher Education Battle