Read the second second sentence of the second paragraph several times and let it sink in. This may do good things (MAY) but it does need to justify every penny of the increase first. Then we have to understand that is to some degree a bi-partisan rewards program at our expense. A reward to schools and persons for kissing up to the right person at the right time. Time to hold our institutions of higher learning accountable along with our politicians. Univ are getting big money from our politicians as well as school cost that have skyrocketed over the last 40-50 years while most other cost have maintained a steady increase. Yale is min $53,000 a year while Oxford (England) is $13,000. Higher education is raking it in from both ends. No rewards game for me.