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Alex Holt
Alex Holt is a Program Associate for the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation, where he writes about education issues related to the federal budget. Before New America, Alex was in Jordan studying Arabic. His, articles, research, and photographs have appeared in the New York Times,,, Inside Higher Ed, Jo Magazine (Jordan), the Tampa Bay Times, and

Entries by Alex Holt

Beware the D.C. Internship

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:18 PM

Are you a smart undergraduate from a middle-class family looking for summer work that will leverage all those expensive classes into a potential future job and serve up an enriching real-world learning experience in the D.C. policy world? Good for you. You are the American dream: A hard-working, dedicated young...

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Revenge of the Football Nerds: Ranking the Academic BCS

(13) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 8:39 AM

As much as I'm looking forward to the BCS games coming up, I have to admit that I'm conflicted. While big football programs bring in huge revenues, their players are often left with no money, no college degree and few job prospects.

Most college football players will never make it...

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