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The News Journal, May 24, 2014, Saturday

The News Journal 

May 24, 2014, Saturday 

The News Journal (full article)

The Private Burden of Public Colleges

"If you're a state legislator, you look at all your state's programs and you say, 'Well, we can't make prisoners pay, but we can make college students pay,' " Ronald Ehrenberg, the director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute.

But college-going also has huge spillover effects for the rest of the economy. Research by Enrico Moretti, an economist at the University of California at Berkeley, shows that having a greater density of college grads raises everyone's wages – especially, in fact, the wages of workers without degrees.