college affordability

Politics
By Delece Smith-Barrow, The Hechinger Report WASHINGTON — A bill proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives
College
Put a different way, "lower-income students end up earning almost as much on average as affluent students who attend the
Post 50
Most students think they can afford any college. Most parents know they can't.
Parenting
As the saying goes, knowledge is power, even when it comes to finances. August is here, and many families are preparing their
Education
The politicization of the student loan program is only hurting disadvantaged students further. It is preventing healthy discussions on how to fix the perverse incentives built into the program, or how to better design programs that actually increase access, diversity, and affordability.
Education
For most students, the funding they receive from the Pell program outstrips what they receive in aid from either their state
College
Small, private non-profit liberal arts and professional colleges are under enormous pressure, from falling enrollment to
College
When my daughter was accepted as one of the 1,700 students among 32,000 who applied to attend Duke University, my husband
Black Voices
The most powerful influence on a teenager is another teenager. Our shared experiences give us perspective and help us believe in ourselves and overcome any obstacles.
Politics
If you have no interest in diving deep into these policies, reading the research and understand the dynamics as best you can -- which is totally fine, it's not for everyone -- then you probably shouldn't be passionately fighting for that policy in the first place, and definitely should not be personally attacking those who disagree.
College
Whether it is liberalism, to enrich all lives with the right to education, or conservatism, to pay due respect to every dollar, that guides you -- finding a solution to the current college affordability crisis works in the favor of all Americans.
Education
Currently, criminal justice policy makers and thought leaders are examining the racial disparities in both our criminal justice
Politics
A popular issue that Senator Sanders has made his own is reform of the minimum wage. The current federal minimum wage is set at $7.25. Americans instinctively know that it is no longer possible for individuals to live on such a wage.
Education
As an advisor, I can forward on every scholarship opportunity in the world and encourage my students to apply for any program they find, but with increasing competition and even higher expectations, it is very difficult to rely on "winning" scholarship money or qualifying for grants amongst a field of so many other competitive applicants.
Education
Each candidate has identified college affordability and high student loan debt as important issues. And, while there is some overlap among their proposed remedies, sadly, none of the proposals get at the real root of the problem. They just put bandages on where some real surgery is needed.
Education
Each year at this time, high school seniors and their families wait for acceptance letters from colleges and then agonize over the choice of where to go. This decision-making process has become a time of deep anxiety for many families.
Education
While education has a number of legitimate goals, among the most central are promoting cognitive and socio-emotional development, allowing students to attain general knowledge and skills, and helping students become desirable from the perspective of employers. For the latter, they must graduate.
Education
Today's good-paying jobs increasingly require a high-quality post-secondary degree or credential. That's why the Obama Administration has made historic investments in student financial aid to help ensure college stays within the reach of all Americans.
Politics
We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?