According to Anya Kamenetz's book DIY U:Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education the price of college tuition has increased more than any other major goods or service in the last twenty years. It is no surprise that the United States is no longer world leader in education, our proud country has dropped to tenth most educated nation.
Almost all parents have at least once given thought to their child's future education and the majority of high school students have contemplated their upcoming college journey but most of them postpone the issue of how they will afford that education. I know I have considered it a few times and my son is still in daycare, but the dwindling economy and the escalating cost of tuition is making me sweat profusely.
How can everyday Americans afford to send their children to ivy league universities, prestigious colleges, even the community college around the corner if they feel the only way to pay for tuition is by selling their organs off one by one? How could we succeed in providing our children with the education they deserve without going bankrupt in the process? What happens when he/she has no other means then student loans? Will the mounting debt of student loans cause future generations to drop out or forgo college all together? Is there any hope the educational system will realize the error of their money hungry ways in time to save the downfall of the declining education of our children?
Just a few questions you may want to ask Anya Kamenetz herself Monday, May 17th at 7pm at the Carter Library Auditorium located at 441 freedon Pkwy in Atlanta where she will start off with a reading/lecture followed by a book signing. If you can not make it and would like a signed copy just click here but if questions are your thing not to worry click here and ask away she will answer all of your questions. Also, for all you bloggers out there you can catch her at fastcompany.com or at huffingtonpost.com. Don't forget to check out her previous book Generation Debt which earned Kamenetz a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize.