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Students Should Demand Their Colleges Produce Free Open Textbooks to End the Textbook Racket

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.12.2016 | Education
Bernard Starr

How do students cope with this financial burden? Some share textbooks with fellow students, who also can't afford them. Others borrow texts at odd times when their owners are not using them. But increasingly, students are forgoing textbooks and are relying on class notes and information they pick up from secondary sources on the internet.

Wall Street Should Send the Nation to College

Larry Harris Jr. | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Larry Harris Jr.

Bernie Sanders found a way to make tuition-free public college a reality with a common-sense approach. Like all of his plans, tuition-free public college is paid for without raising taxes on average Americans.

Should College Be Free, or Will That Make Us Worthless Slackers?

Haley Snyder | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Haley Snyder

You never have to explain the word "free" to a college student. College students are expected to produce free labor of all kinds, to corporations as well as nonprofits, under the euphemistic category of "internship."

ReThink Review: Where to Invade Next -- Michael Moore's Promised Land(s)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While Moore's previous films utilized satire and gallows humor to show how bad things in America really are, Where to Invade Next smartly assumes you already know America's pain points and doesn't dwell on them long.

Bernie Sanders' Health Care for All and Free College: Idealism or Practical Realism?

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Bernard Starr

To call health care for all and free college education idealism is to deny realistic possibilities in the service of an ideology that idealizes greed and eschews compassion and courage. It's defeatism and a betrayal of the American way.

Sanders' Economic Plan Best for the 99 Percent

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Here's the bottom line: The middle class is in crisis, and Secretary Clinton's proposals merely tinker at the margins of that crisis. They would not shift the fundamental direction of an economy that is growing more unequal every day.

Bernie and Bloat

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.20.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Is administrative bloat real? And to what extent is growth in administrative salary lines responsible for the increased cost of higher education?

Military Veteran's View of Bernie Sanders' Free College Proposal

Kevin Martin | Posted 06.11.2016 | College
Kevin Martin

I would argue that the military is one of the most respected organizations in our country because it invests in its young people early and often. Why can't we invest in all our young adults in the same manner?

Emily Peck

This CEO Will Send Your Kids To School, If You Work For His Company | Emily Peck | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business

Well here's an employee perk you don't see every day.

Chrysler Is Giving Its Dealership Workers Free College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business

First Starbucks, then McDonald's. Now, Chrysler.

Obama's Free College Plan Is Not An 'Attack' On HBCUs

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

Last week, President Obama stirred quite a bit of controversy when he announced a plan to make two years of college free for American students who mai...

New Tuition Plan Could Make College 'Free' In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.21.2014 | College

If a new proposal is approved by the Michigan Legislature, the state's college students could soon go to school for free. Well, not exactly free: They...

3 Free Colleges (Yes, Free!) You Might Want To Go To

| Posted 05.30.2013 | Teen

By Rachel Wendte Applying to college is a tricky, time-consuming, and at times frustrating process. There are so many decisions to make all at once...

Homeless Man Files $100 Million Lawsuit For Free Education

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

A homeless man is suing two Florida universities for not honoring a state statute that he believes entitles him to a free post-secondary education, re...

Yes, We Can Have Free College Education -- Here's How

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Bernard Starr

When I proposed to bring our nation's workers up to competitive speed by offering a free college education to all qualified applicants, several people dared me to demonstrate how such a program could work. Here's my answer.