Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pay full tuition at Stanford for every American child in poverty

For the price of the Iraq War, we could pay full tuition at Stanford for every US child in poverty.

13.2 million American children come from families with incomes below the poverty line, which is $21,200 for a family of four. Tuition at Stanford is $36,030, or $144,120 for four years. Paying full tuition at Stanford for every child in poverty would cost $1.90 trillion, which is $1.10 trillion less than Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the total cost of the Iraq War.

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1 comment:

hoperu said...

Wow! Just think how many more "middle-income" or low-income children could be given state school and technical training program tuition with that money. Kind of boggles the mind that we have spent that killing off our young generation instead!