Panoddaily has a neat interactive explainer discussing why higher education costs so much, who benefits and whether there are any positive changes on the horizon. It delves into the history of college, why expenses have risen (including the role of college sports) and goes on to explore the extraordinary debt that many students are taking on so they can attend college. And, so it's not all doom and gloom, the piece takes a look at "startup saviors," like MOOCs, to try and ascertain whether these innovations really can upset the trajectory of higher education.
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