Paying for College
In her August 15, 2020 nytimes.com column, Shawn Hubler writes that in the wake of the coronavirus there is increasing unwillingness of college students and their parents, especially those served by expensive private schools, to continue paying high tuitions for merely online exposure to their colleges. She makes an important point in observing that the virus has simply exacerbated an already existing dysphoria—skyrocketing college costs with increasing questions about the value of a traditional college education symbolized in well-manicured campuses and the old ideal of an edifying "college life."
One wonders, however, what is being sought for which the merely online experience is . . .
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