Tom Frank on Paying for College: KPFK 5/16

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What should young people do when faced with the ruinous cost of college Mitt Romney has the answer: don’t ask the government to help, but instead “shop around” to find the best deal in the marketplace of educational choice.  TOM FRANK says “massive indebtedness changes a person, maybe even more than a college education does.”   Tom wrote about student debt for the June issue of Harper’s; his new book is Pity the Billionaire.

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