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A new report  from the group Demos raises questions about our real committment to making sure students from poor and working class families have an opportunity for a postsecondary education. 

The study finds that the cost of going to college has increased 400 percent in the last 25 years, four times more than median family income has grown.

Financial aid hasn’t kept up either and a high percentage of students forced to work fulltime while in school leave community college before earning a degree.

The report makes some common sense recommendations about how to help students say in school and earn their degree. Every North Carolina policymaker ought to read it.

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