REPORT ATTACKS BEACON HILL’S RECORD ON FUNDING PUBLIC COLLEGES

By Bob Katzen

“Massachusetts has the fastest rising cost of public higher education in the nation,” according to a report released today by the New England Board of Higher Education. “These are the shameful results of decades of budget cuts on Beacon Hill that have shifted the cost of a public college education to students and families, especially those who can least afford to pay the fees.”

“We already knew Massachusetts had the second-fastest growth in student loan debt in the nation, and today’s results just add insult to injury,” said Zac Bears, executive director of the Public Higher Education Network Of Massachusetts (PHENOM). “Students and families are being saddled with massive student loan debt that will take them decades to pay off. It’s time to fund our public colleges and build a Debt Free Future for all.”

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