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4 Reasons You Should Not Send Your Child to College

Adam Rico | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Adam Rico

Creating an enjoyable career has much more to do with looking inward than it does with chasing high income levels. Understanding your child's personality, strengths and interests will help you influence their post-high school choices.

Cost Disease

Jonathan Haber | Posted 01.26.2015 | Education
Jonathan Haber

If higher education (like dentistry) are craft services where the efficiencies we've seen in factory production over the last century are not easily applied, what can explain the rapid rise in costs of these boutique industries since the 1980s?

Free Tuition for Community College

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

Currently, we have only a few of the specifics, and this week I will write about: what I do know about the proposal; the need for more particulars; arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the proposal; and an alternative proposal.

Tuition Discounting

Jonathan Haber | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Jonathan Haber

Given the nature of averages, if some people are paying full retail then a lower average can only mean that others are paying much less. And the difference between sticker price and what people actually pay is referred to as "tuition discounting."

Blame the Schools!

Jonathan Haber | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Jonathan Haber

If you read enough books and articles, or watch enough news segments about why colleges cost so freaking much (and supposedly deliver little for the price), a consensus emerges that tends to include the following premises.

'Free' Community College: Gift Horse or Trojan Horse?

Patricia McGuire | Posted 01.11.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

President Obama's "America's College Promise" proposal for "free" community college is a great idea! A similar program in Tennessee, the site of President Obama's announcement, is apparently hugely successful. What could possibly go wrong with such a simple concept? Plenty.

Why Does College Cost So Freaking Much?

Jonathan Haber | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Jonathan Haber

As I began to look into this question a bit more deeply, the answers and arguments I discovered seemed as uninformed or contradictory as those surrounding massive open learning.

For Latinos, Mario Cuomo's 'Tale of Two Cities' Critique Remains Timely

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 01.05.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

It's time for our government to respond to Mario Cuomo's incisive critiques of an American elite that leaves the poor, young, elderly and Americans of color on the darker and dingier side of the shining city on the hill.

Student Tuition Now Officially Pays More Than States For Public College Funding

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2015 | College

Students now pay more of the cost of attending public universities than state governments, according to a recent Government Accountability Office repo...

5 Ways to Lessen Inequality as Demand for Labor Decreases Worldwide

Aashish Mehta | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Aashish Mehta

As automation replaces jobs, we may need a guaranteed minimum income for all people, regardless of employment status.

College Presidents Promise To Help The Poorest, But They've Done The Opposite

| Jon Marcus & Holly K. Hacker | Posted 12.01.2014 | College

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Decked out in black tie and formal dresses, guests at Mr. Jefferson’s Capital Ball finished their salmon with horseradish sauce ...

A Master Plan Abandoned

Christina Gagnier | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Christina Gagnier

Student fees have yet again been raised at the University of California, with the University of California Regents on the precipice of approving a plan to increase fees over the next five years, resulting in an eventual 25 percent increase from current rates.

As Costs Rise for Public Higher Education Our Citizenry Suffers CNN's, Ivory Tower Will Flame the Fire of Concern

Drew Stelljes | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Drew Stelljes

On Thursday night CNN will air Ivory Tower, a documentary that explores the value of a college education.

The Cost Of College Keeps Going Up

AP | Kimberly Hefling | Posted 11.13.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thurs...

Workplace Moneyball -- Your Best Players Aren't Who You Think They Should Be

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

What I am saying is it is time to bring the same level of focused attention to these adults as we do to our traditional coming-of-age students.

What Harvard's President Says About People Who Want To Skip College

wgbh | Kirk Carapezza and Mallory Noe-Payne | Posted 10.27.2014 | College

There's a growing skepticism in this country about whether college is really worth it. Last week, one of higher education’s heavy hitters weighed in...

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?

What's Driving Americans Out of the Country?

Ella Jameson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
Ella Jameson

While leaving the U.S. may never be an issue of economic survival, the new economic climate is making it a much more tempting option than ever before.

Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger From coast to coast, the following is happening in homes across the country: Parents are walking...

Americans Are Saving More Than Ever For College

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 09.09.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close...

A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Christine Henseler

As the world gets bigger and the world's problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the Arts and Humanities provide just that.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

6 Things You'll Learn About Colleges Watching The 'Ivory Tower' Documentary

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.25.2014 | College

The new documentary "Ivory Tower," by filmmaker Andrew Rossi, explores the growing student debt crisis, and how colleges got to a point where they're ...

Avoiding the Need for Student Debt Relief

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.

Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

I am not going to argue that a four-year college education isn't expensive. It is. I won't argue that its return on investment makes it worthwhile, although it surely does. I also cannot argue that increasing the number of administrators doesn't increase the cost of a higher education. It does.