cost of college
The cost of higher education has reached the point where the House Ways and Means Committee had hearings in September of 2016 about the uses of college endowments. During the hearing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight committee, asked whether the tax code should be used to encourage people to donate money specifically for scholarships at universities.
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There is still talk that Congress may actually reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year and that means greater than usual attention to questioning what works and doesn't work when it comes to handling what is increasingly being referred to as the student debt "crisis."
In spite of the impressive achievements tuition-free public higher education and other programs like it, Secretary Clinton and the Democrats affiliated with her campaign continue to subvert the political conversation by characterizing tax revenues spent on ordinary Americans as "free," denigrating these programs as some sort of hand-out.
The proposal would keep the 44-year-old financial aid program from getting too far off from the cost of college.
But what do we do with Anthropology, Linguistics or Law? How do we account for their humanistic content and approaches? And how about emerging fields like Humanistic Engineering, Medical Humanities, Environmental Humanities?
Education changes lives and puts the American Dream within reach for millions of people. We see this every day at City Colleges of Chicago, a system of seven community colleges that has set a high bar for the success of every student, and accepts no excuses for failure.
It seems that Yale and other great American universities increasingly are being run from the top as though they were like Fortune 500 companies, investment banks and hedge funds. If so, what does that say about America? How do we make it stop?
Both parents and children often don't realize that they need to rein in that spending until it's too late.
The Feds Can Make This Change Today and Help Students Better Afford College Tomorrow -- So Why Haven't They?
What if, with just one small change, we could give families an earlier estimate of college costs and alleviate some of the administrative burden on schools? It's possible -- and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has the authority to enact it today.
College and universities have always had mottos, usually expressed in Latin, that captured the essence of their missions -- truth, light, reason, and other words that drilled the purpose of education down to its essence.
The president's plan calls for implementing a new complaint forum for student borrowers, a centralized website to track student loans, stricter laws for debt collectors, and possibly even bankruptcy for student loans.