What one Hamline professor says about education and the 99 percent

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If you’ve been on Facebook in the last few days, you may have seen David Davies rail about the cost of education.

The associate professor of anthropology at Hamline University, inspired by some posts on the We Are the 99 Percent blog, writes:

I am a college professor increasingly frustrated by the incredible debt I see college students taking on.

Rather than spending their time learning how to creatively solve the problems of the future, their debt forces them to think of education narrowly in terms of “what they can do with it.”

Education was once considered a public good and not narrowly as a personal investment. As a society we need to return to more public investment in education.

Education in the U.S. was once considered to be for the 99%.