The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Don C. Brunell
Business Commentator 

Column: Restoring affordability to a college education is vital for America's future

 


When my parents graduated from high school in 1936, a college education was too expensive for the son of a copper miner and the daughter of a plumber.

Eighty years ago, our country was in the middle of the Great Depression and teens took odd jobs to help put food on the table and pay the family bills. In those days no bank would lend money to college students.

Following World War II, there was new hope for veterans. The GI Bill paid for veterans to complete their college or trade school education. My father, for example, graduated from trade schools in Seattle and Chicago and became a journ...



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