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Why Public Universities Are a Bad Deal for Your Kids

Here's a higher education shocker: Thanks to tuition hikes at California's state universities on one hand, and Ivy League financial aid policies on the other, attending Harvard is actually the better deal for the Golden State's middle class students. And that's not just a West Coast phenomenon.

Private School ROI: Is the High Tuition Worth it?

Bruce Watson recently took a look at the rising cost of private high school tuition. Can you bank on getting a strong return on investment from sending your teen to one? Depends on how you measure.

Private School Tuition Hits $40,000 Per Year

The big problem in public schools is a lack of funds, and the nation's elite private schools apparently have the same issue. But those schools can just raise tuition, which they've done to the tune of 79% in the past 10 years. Now, New York's Riverdale Country School is the first to cross the $40,000 line.

The Smartest Bet in Higher Education: Community College

Ask anyone you know where the smartest people go to college. Chances are you'll get all the same answers: Harvard, MIT, Yale, etc. But what's smarter than saving $100,000 and getting an education that is just as good, and perhaps even better, than you can get at many top universities?

Wal-Mart's U.S. CEO Is Another Public College Grad

Wal-Mart, the largest company in the world, has had four CEOs, all of them public college alumni, and CEO No. 5, William Simon, continues that run: He's a graduate of the University of Connecticut. The point? You don't need to go to a big-name school to be a big-time success.