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Paying for School

3 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Took on School Debt

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Allison Vesterfelt

If I had it to do over again, I would have given myself some context for how much money $20,000 or $30,000 really was. I would have spent some time thinking through each of my options, to weigh whether this was a worthy investment or not.

Our Colleges and Universities Need a Stress Test

Bob Hildreth | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Bob Hildreth

If we recognize and address the serious threat of a potential student loan meltdown, we can protect student enrollment from a crisis that could leave our colleges looking like our foreclosed neighborhoods, a sad legacy of the recent mortgage crisis.

The Commencement Address That Won't Be Given

Robert Reich | Posted 07.18.2012 | College
Robert Reich

Members of the Class of 2012, as a former secretary of labor and current professor, I feel I owe it to you to tell you the truth about the pieces of parchment you're picking up today. You're f*cked.

War on Students

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

The latest victims in Republican warfare are the most defenseless among us -- our children. By allowing student interest rates to double, we will once again hurt those who need financial aid the most, and once again further disenfranchise the already marginalized.

Utah Lawmaker Proposes Giving Public Education Money Directly To Students, Not Schools

Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

Funding for public education could go directly to the pockets of students, instead of to schools, under a proposal in the Utah legislature. The Uta...