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Is Medical School a Million Dollar Mistake?

Dan Lambert | Posted 02.14.2015 | Education
Dan Lambert

The path to being a doctor is not only expensive, it also requires dedication as well as the sacrifice of time, deferring a high quality of life to many, many, years after most other professions.

Why Conservatives Should Hate School Choice

Peter Greene | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Conservatives often claim they are big fans of school choice. I think they're wrong. I don't mean that I want to disagree with them using fluffy progressive liberal arguments. I mean that in the world of conservative values and goals, school choice really doesn't fit. Let me explain.

Belle Knox Talks 'The View' Appearance: I Have A Friend In Whoopi

Posted 03.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When porn star and Duke University student Belle Knox appeared on ABC's "The View" on Monday, she didn't exactly feel welcomed by the show's hostesses...

Should You Send Your Child to a Prep School?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Private school tuition costs are a hefty burden, and if you spend your education savings on that, what's left over for college? Not much. So is it worth it?

It Costs HOW Much To Raise A Child?

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.15.2013 | Parents

New parents, you might want to look away. The USDA just released its estimate of what it will cost to raise a child born in 2012 until the age of ...

The Global Search for Education: Student Loan Solution Will Come

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.04.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Most countries, including the United States, want to ensure their students are equipped with the 21st century education needed to compete in today's world. Can U.S. higher education systems remain competitive in terms of equity and positive outcomes among their global competitors?

Free Higher Education

Susan Henking | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Susan Henking

If we thought of free not only in economic terms, higher education might be able to make a real impact. Economic status might stop being such a strong predictor of educational achievement, and we might be able to measure not merely individual student outcomes but, also, social change.

Philosophy and Money

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

When we look at our failure to adequately support poor children, money is not a reason. It is an excuse.

American Households Sinking in Student Loan Debt Says Pew Research Center

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

It is not unreasonable to forecast a time when segments of our population will simply not be able to afford education at all, effectively dumping them into positions of low paying servitude.

Student Pays Tuition Almost Entirely With Mail-In Rebates

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.13.2012 | Money

Higher education, for the most part, isn't considered to be affordable, but Jonathan Hood, a Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University, found an unconventi...

What Would You Do with an Extra $50,000 a Year?

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 07.18.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

How does the organization of time and the availability of money effect a family culture and children's outcomes?

Counting the Costs of College

Arva Rice | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Arva Rice

The idea and notion of sacrificing for college with the promise of better employment options is being questioned. But in this economy -- despite the escalating costs -- college is a necessity.

5 Reasons The Yuppies On The Brown Line Look So Depressed

Chicago Magazine | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

My former colleague Ben Joravsky found himself on the Brown Line the other day, and made an observation that I think many of you will find familiar: ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Congressman: Pell Grants Are Becoming 'The Welfare Of The 21st Century' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pell Grants are the nation's largest financial aid program, providing low-income students with grants to help pay for the rising cost of...

Eighty Students Needed to Cover College Football Losses

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

It is taking the tuition of eighty kids to field a football team that loses money. Maybe some people need to look into a good business school. Wait, tuition is $92,000? Maybe not.

Scaling Education

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Shai Reshef

The pursuit of and access to higher education should be a right for all. Community colleges offer a viable education solution to the problem of escalating college costs, and are a key ingredient in strengthening access to education.

The Lifetime Costs Of Raising A Child (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pregnant mothers and expecting fathers, you may want to sit down for this. Raising a child is 22 percent more costly than it was back in 1960, acco...

Students and Workers Face Shared Crisis

Sarita Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sarita Gupta

Students are not only finding it harder to afford an education, but they are also finding it harder to find a jobs once they graduate.

Teachers Can't Vouch for McCain's "Voucher Plan"

Cheryl Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cheryl Lubin

As a high school teacher who dips into my own wallet to buy paper and pencils for students in the second largest school district in the land, I recognize the dangers of a pro-voucher McCain administration. Vouchers are not, as Obama so succinctly put it, the panacea for failing schools.