The death of former Rhode Island Sen. Claiborne Pell hasn’t stirred up debate about how our government policies impact the cost of a college education. Perhaps it should.
Given our ever-increasing amounts of federal aid to colleges over the years, one might be tempted to believe the aid played an unintended role in creating tuition inflation.
But then we all know Sen. Pell and his comrades had only the best of intentions, so that can’t be right. Never mind.