The following has been cross-posted from The Education Optimists:
For decades, the price of higher education has been rising at colleges and universities nationwide, and relatively few students and families have done so much as sniff. While occasional concerns about affordability have been expressed, that message has been quite soft when compared to the loud statement uttered by the millions who walk onto college campuses every year, despite rising tuition and fees. In other words, actions speak louder than words. Colleges and universities are able to say: if we are truly charging more than you want to pay, why do you keep buying it?