Education: $ 1,550 for What?

$1,550 for What?

For her class in international relations, Sophomore Sabina Slotta of Mills College in Oakland, Calif, decided to survey her fellow students on world events. Her findings rocked the campus: of 100 girls, 70 confessed they had no idea what bipartisan foreign policy is, 28 were "totally uninformed" about the Atlantic pact, 39 could not name the President of Argentina ("I don't know his name, but he has a pretty, young wife," volunteered one girl), nine never read the papers, and 56 merely glanced over the headlines.

Fumed the Mills College Weekly: "It costs our parents $1,550 a year plus transportation,...

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