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Pomp and Crummy Circumstances For Graduates

Reported by Eleanor - June 16, 2004 -

Graduation 2004: Pomp and Crummy Circumstances
June 16, 2004 by Arianna Huffington

It's that time. And I'm not talking about cicadas. It's graduation time,and all across the country high school seniors are tossing their mortarboards into the air and heading off to face a future filled with hope, promise - and soaring college tuition and fees.

It's one of the few areas in which the GOP really has taken the country to a higher level.

The cost of a college education at a four-year public university has risen a devastating 35 percent since George W. Bush took office. He promised to be "the education president," but in what we now know to be the classic Bush bait and switch, he then did just the opposite, delivering a tax-slashing economic agenda that forced public colleges and universities in all but one state to raise tuition in 2003.

It's time for the rest of us to join them (our college students) atop the moral high ground and demand that our leaders stop sacrificing America's college students - and the public interest - while protecting the narrow interests of those at the top. What kind of America do we want to live in? There's still time to decide.

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Graduation 2004: Pomp and Crummy Circumstances