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College Costs Emerge as Campaign Issue

How to make college more affordable has emerged as a major domestic policy debate between President Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry. According to recent polls, Americans rank education -- and growing concern about the rising cost of college -- as one of the most important domestic issues. NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.

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Anthony Brooks has more than twenty five years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter, and most recently, as a fill-in host for NPR. For years, Brooks has worked as a Boston-based reporter for NPR, covering regional issues across New England, including politics, criminal justice, and urban affairs. He has also covered higher education for NPR, and during the 2000 presidential election he was one of NPR's lead political reporters, covering the campaign from the early primaries through the Supreme Court's Bush V. Gore ruling. His reports have been heard for many years on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.