The U.S. Class War Begins In School

Who could possibly have imagined that having parents who couldn’t afford vastly inflated college bills would adversely affect education outcomes in a radical way? If you’re wondering why the U.S. has far greater income inequality thatn other civilized nations – all of which grant greater aid to poorer college students – then start here.

More from sane conservative James Joyner here, although James seems not to have noticed that huge increases in college fees over the rate of inflation, because “market forces”, paired with a gutting of government aid for poor people’s education are entirely constructs of Republican policy over decades – and that dumb poor people who’ll work for Third World wages is a feature, not a bug, for many of the Republican elite.

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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