Wouldn’t it be great if both candidates picked up this baton?
American higher education must figure out a way to encourage families to assume a responsible share of the burden of educating their children without forcing them through silos of debt accumulating on top of one another.
College shouldn't cost that much. There is no justifiable reason as to why we have to pay that much money. None.
Nobody is about to defend the cost of a degree. But changing the description of the faceless bureaucrats who allegedly have overrun campuses by explaining that they are student-services professionals makes all the difference.
In fact, an average student at an independent college or university will repay, for example, about $29,000 in loans in total
A secret memo left on the counter of the Starbucks on Capitol Hill maps out the federal government's real plan to "shake up" higher education. Reading between the stains of a venti/halfskim/halfsoy/halfcaf/doubleshot latte, here are the salient points
Why is it that even as new populations of low-income African-American and Hispanic students enter higher education in even greater numbers, the new mantra of the elite commentariat is that maybe we need more job training, less Shakespeare and more socket wrenches?
But fees for specific programs and courses typically get left out of that data. The same goes for fees that apply to specific
Yes, your kids should go to school. No, you shouldn't bankroll their degree whatever the cost. You've spent your life creating
It is not enough to assume that students inherently know how to apply classroom skills to a real-world environment, particularly in the case of first-generation ones.
By designating price as a key criterion at the earliest stages of the college search process, families can avoid taking on excessive debt to pay for college. It's simple. It's sensible. And it's not at all the way it's done now.
Americans are starting to become disenchanted and doubtful about the value of a college education, and it's not hard to see why. But a college education is still worth it, even after all that.
To see the future of higher education, look to the less well-known schools that are educating large numbers of previously-marginalized students who are rapidly becoming the mainstream.
How can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment? What are the challenges? Which interventions
Unemployment rates for America's young adults have spiked, but college graduates maintain an advantage. Seven percent of
Until public officials, administrators, faculty members, students and the general public are sufficiently aroused to demand major changes it is unlikely that we will see a major transformation in the way our colleges are run.
According to the College Board report, with full-time undergraduates at public four-year institutions in 2012-13 receiving
Why is it acceptable for colleges to side step what their total cost will be? If a car dealership tried to sell a car that way they would be in trouble for unfair business practices.
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Colleges that are especially feeling the squeeze are those with