Why is a college education so damned expensive? Even community colleges have gotten outrageous, such that while they are an alternative, they're not much of one. Then there's the massive fees associated with textbooks (holy crap, a $200 -$250 textbook??), miscellaneous fees, etc. What the hell gives? Seems like a rather backwards way of getting our country and our economy back on track. Bush was pushing all of this higher-education crap and how important it is, but what was done? Am I the only person who thinks this is crap? Does anybody else know what is currently being done? Can somebody enlighten me? Everybody deserves the opportunity without being dragged into life-long debt.