|british people:||better stop off at the next motorway services since i've been driving for 3 hours, which is 1 hour more than the highway code recommends!!|
|americans:||yeah it's a pretty short drive only like 47 hours if i don't stop|
Yes. When baby boomers say “I worked my way through college!” it’s like, they really don’t understand how expensive education has become. Like, a year at my full-time adult job isn’t nearly enough to cover the tuition alone for a year at most private schools or out-of-state state schools, never mind fees, textbooks, housing costs, etc.
In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.