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The 1% at State U

A new study reveals a correlation between rising student debt and low-wage faculty labor with the highest paid university presidents.

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Other research contributions have address this issue of trying to identify why the cost of higher education is so high.  Is it the sports facilities, the new buildings, the rising cost of living?  What is it?  This report targets high salaries of the executive branch at public universities as a possible factor in the rising cost of tuition.  

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An interesting take away from this study is it's similarity to the criticism during the financial crisis and how the high salary and bonus structure of the banking system was scrutinized. How can these salaries be justfied when students are coming out of school after 4 years with almost 25K in debt. Where are the protests - occupy campus?

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Fascinating stats. It reveals the students these days are becoming the bottom of the food chain. Bankers -> High-paid school executives/administrators -> Whatever-in-between -> Students

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