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lc

"Real word question: Do we trust that "the market" will send a signal, in time? that taxpayers will pony up the needed funds to attract young teachers?"

I would if K-12 education was a market rather than a government provided monopoly.

Jack

Half Sigma sez: "Better to spend $200,000 for lousy education at Harvard than to get a free education at some no-name school even if the no-name school might actually have better quality education."

Cool!! Then if most agree that the students and parents are acting in rational and informed manner and spending their own money then we need not worry about high salaries or whether those notables hired as ornaments of prestige carry a hefty class load or not.

Ic sez: "I would if K-12 education was a market rather than a government provided monopoly."

....... Monopoly or not filling the ranks of teachers or our military IS a market function. Given the rapid pace of boomer retirement and the long lead time to produce fully certified teachers, mighten't be wise to peek into the supply pipeline and see if the numbers preparing to enter are at all close to the numbers now departing? That we might avert the "crisis" of a shortfall by either A. raising salaries and improving working conditions? B. Lowering the "barriers of entry" by giving more educational incentives? forgiving loans etc?

Or? shall we copy our performance in the energy sector and sit dumb as a box of wet rocks while the predictable fundamentals are ignored and another nation crippling "crisis" slips up and "surprises" us?

PS. The current shortfall is 50,000 and the effects of states losing even more lawsuits and having to provide both EQUITY and ADEQUACY for the kids in "those" schools and NCLB mandates will combine to increase the demand for teachers. What would a competent CEO do?

Jack

Lara Osborne

The problem with student loans is that they may offer incentives to universities to raise tuition at a faster rate than inflation. Many private and elite public schools are becoming country clubs as these universities offer more services and facilities to compete for students. If Northwestern builds a gorgeous health facility then the University of Chicago builds Ratner. Schools can charge the highest tuition high income families are willing to pay. Then middle and lower income students are subsidized by student loans up to this very high amount. It would be interesting to know if scholarship money has stayed at the same level as student loans as a proportion of university revenue. All schools have equal incentive to do this. They--and the student loan companies--can lobby Congress to increase the lifetime award amount to keep pace with the tuition levels they ask for.

YB

I think you are focusing only on debt of students, not the costs. According to data on this page, the benefits of college are not so clear.

http://michaelrobertson.com/archive.php?minute_id=226

Haris

For those of you who are interested, the issue of making college 'affordable' [whatever that means] is addressed at collegeaffordability.blogspot.com. It's a relatively new blog and addresses some of these issues, like the expansion of student loans etc. I won't say it's unbiased, but it's serious scholarship rather than opinion and well worth a read.

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