Breaking Down the College Transaction: Five Points for Parents

The world of higher education is changing rapidly. If you are a parent who went to college and have a child who plans on going as well, you are going to find that the landscape has changed in some pretty important ways. The most fundamental change is the cost. This single critical element has altered the incentives in the system and drastically changed the stakes for today’s high school students. As a professor who has taught at a public research university and at a private liberal arts college and as a father of four, I am living both sides of this…