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Deficit Reduction Requires Shared Sacrifice

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The corporate media have been very lax in describing the devastating and unprecedented pain that the Republican House passed budget bill would bring. Let me briefly mention just a very few of their cuts.

Government Budgets vs. Reality for Women and Girls

K. Sujata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

When I look at the proposed Illinois and federal budgets, I can't help but see how many of the cuts will have a disproportionate impact on women and girls.

Cut Head Start But Keep Subsidies for Big Oil? Earth to Boehner...Come In!

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Creamer

Republicans say they need to make budget cuts because "America is broke." But at the very same time they voted to cut education programs like Head Start, they voted to continue $4 billion worth of subsidies to Big Oil.

Winning the Present

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

How lunatic-fringe do the House Republicans have to be before President Obama starts calling them out? These cuts have nothing to do with reasonable fiscal policy -- they are pure ideological retribution against government.

Education and Women's Health Care: Investments in the Future We Can't Afford to Cut

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

This past weekend Wesleyan University was visited by two of leaders in Washington, Although their topics seemed very different, by the end of the weekend I began to think they were in fact closely intertwined.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Who Blinks in Washington... in Wisconsin? Also, DOMA, Watson, and Mardi Gras

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgThis week's show heard sharp differences on the federal budget standoff and an epic battle in Wisconsin. Was the prank call from "Koch" to Walker a smoking gun?

The Continuing Resolution Devastates College Opportunities for Young People

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

HR 1 shows just how little the 112th House of Representatives prioritizes young people and a college education.

In The Public Interest: House Delivers Devastating Cut to College Aid, Economic Recovery

Rich Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rich Williams

Rebuilding a strong workforce and economy should be the top priority of any federal budget extension. However, the House of Representatives has passed an extension that makes deep and devastating cuts to the Pell Grant program.

The Toxic Rhetoric of For-Profit College Companies

José Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
José Cruz

Choice and opportunity -- as concepts, as values, as concrete manifestations of the American Dream -- deserve more respect than the for-profit college industry is giving them.

No Balance at All in Hypocritical GOP Budget Plan

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

With the release of the proposed Republican budget cuts for this year on Friday and the president's proposed 2012 budget on Monday, we're witnessing a slow-motion St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

President Obama Proposes Cuts in Aid Programs to Preserve Pell Grant

Mark Kantrowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Kantrowitz

It is unlikely that Congress will increase student aid funding by much over the next decade. Instead, there will be greater emphasis on using current funding more effectively.

Congress Proposes 15% Cut in Pell Grant Funding

Mark Kantrowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Kantrowitz

The proposed cut in the maximum Pell Grant would mean that almost one fifth of current recipients -- or 1.7 million low-income students -- would no longer qualify for the Pell Grant.

Amanda Terkel

Graduate Students May Face Higher Debt Under Obama's Budget Plan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama promised that investment in education and getting the next generation of America...

Obama's Half Measures Won't Save the States

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Obama's proposed aid for state unemployment insurance programs may well prevent things from getting worse, but it will not generate significant gains in employment or the condition of state finances.

Children and Deficits -- Cause and Effect

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day. John Milton, Paradise Lost Republicans have begun describing how the United States of...

Durbin: Pell Grants In Danger

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Karin Fischer and Ursula Lindsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The federal Pell Grant program is in peril, and nonprofit colleges are not doing enough to save it, a key U.S. senator told a roomful of private-colle...

Higher Education: Great State of the Union Material, Even Better Public Policy

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

The current debates over discretionary spending are threatening the strength of President Obama's resolve to "lead the world in college graduation rates by 2020."

Obama Expresses Support For College Aid In State Of The Union

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

President Barack Obama pledged support to reestablish America as the global leader in higher education in his State of the Union address last night. ...

Recent College Graduates Can Find Silver Lining in Service Programs

Kyle Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kyle Daley

Sometime this month, millions of recent college graduates will have to start paying their student debt. And graduates have better opportunities than filling caramel macchiato orders.

In The Public Interest : Pell Grant Funding Gap Threatens Millions of Students, Workforce

Rich Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rich Williams

If our country is to emerge from our economic downturn, we must invest in the students and workers who are the future of our workforce. Congress must take swift action to fill the $5.7 billion Pell Grant funding gap by the end of the year.

The Tuition Is Too Damn High

xxxDan Treadwayxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
xxxDan Treadwayxxx

We're a generation willing to mobilize for satire with a purpose. And now that the second season of Jersey Shore has ended, there are hardly any excuses left for students not to complain that the tuition is too damn high!

Keep Fighting for the Change You Believe In

Joe Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joe Hill

One thing hasn't changed: if we allow the Republicans to sit in the driver's seat, they'll legislate with the same social Darwinism disguised as economic policy that sowed the seeds of our near collapse.

In The Public Interest : Decreasing Dropouts, Three Quick Solutions for Community Colleges

Rich Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rich Williams

Earlier this year, President Obama called on colleges to return America to the world leader in graduate rates, an increase from our current position a...

Pell Grants And For-Profit Colleges: Where The Money Goes (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Half of for-profit college students receive government-funded Pell Grants, and those students make up for 20 percent of Pell Grant recipients -- even ...

Federal Student Loan Changes

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jason Alderman

A key component of the recently passed Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act will result in several significant modifications to the how federal student loans are offered and processed.