Most of you would have heard these words of wisdom from Nelson Mandela:
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela
But the rising costs of education (at all levels from elementary school to college higher education) have made it harder to get quality education for our kid(s). Quoting Arne Duncan (who was Secretary of Education for the USA):
State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.
— Arne Duncan