Students Forced to Pay for Unnecessary Lavish Projects at Universities

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Source: New York Times

College tuition has spiked by more than 60 percent over the last decade according to data from the College Board.

The New York Times reported that “too often presidents and boards are more focused on the rankings, reputation and popularity of the institution itself,” and therefore end up approving spending the institution’s money on lavish projects, like an $85M project to create a lazy river at Louisiana State University. The money comes from students’ tuition.

This is troubling particularly because state budgets have been slowly reduced under the Trump administration, leaving higher education with less money to spend on important matters that are actually related to the students’ education. Meanwhile, some universities are focusing very hard on creating spaces that are attractive to students in non-productive ways.

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