Libertyman sends a link that shows one of the reasons why higher education is so expensive...
Highest-paid Massachusetts state workers
This database contains information on the 7,066 Massachusetts state employees who earned at least $100,000 in 2011. All but one of the 50 highest paid were employed by the University of Massachusetts. You can search by last name, job title, or department using the search box below. Source: State of Massachusetts.
Of the top ten earners, all but one are over $500K. 49 out of 50 are part of the Massachusetts public higher education system. Think about that the next time Granny Warren drones on about the high cost of higher education. This isn't some evil faceless corporation getting rich off the poor. These are administrators: coaches, chancellors, deans, etc. - not the professors teaching classes.
Isn't it interesting to see those high salaries? I mean, if you changed all those chancellors and deans with "CEO" and "Marketing Director", you'd hear nothing but howls about "wealthiest 1%" and "corporate fatcats". But somehow when it's deans and chancellors rather than CEOs and marketing directors, well, that's all fine and dandy. If you're a successful administrator of a college, well, that's great. If you can run a business, though, forget it.
But hey! At least Taxagawea is going to address the economic inequity, right? No, seriously, stop laughing...
That is all.