A Bachelor's Degree for $10,000?

Michelle Singletary looks at GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry's proposal in her Washington Post/Bloomberg column.


Michelle Singletary, in her Washington Post/Bloomberg column, says that she is perturbed that no one is serious about GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry's challenge to institutions of higher education to develop bachelor's degrees that cost no more than $10,000.

"I'm challenging our institutions of higher education to develop bachelor's degrees that cost no more than $10,000, including textbooks," Perry said during his State of the State remarks this year.

And just how does he propose that schools offer degrees at a such a discount?

"Let's leverage Web-based instruction, innovative teaching techniques and aggressive efficiency measures to reach that goal," Perry said. "Imagine the potential impact on affordability and graduation rates -- and the number of skilled workers it would send into our economy."

Yes, just imagine.

Imagine the financial stress lifted off so many families if they could send their children to school for $2,500 a year, not including room and board.

Read Michelle Singletary's entire column at Washington Post/Bloomberg.

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