By systematically dismantling the public education system and clamping down on college aid, the GOP is ensuring that children from low and middle-income families are denied the opportunity to obtain the basic skills and training needed to land well-paying jobs in the future.
A recent US PIRG report documents how banks are back on campus this fall with new and aggressive tactics that can leave students deeper in debt.
While Romney gets his ideas from the past, President Obama looks to the future, with a vision for transforming our public schools so they serve the needs of students in the 21st century.
Roswell Friend, 22, went for his last run on August 18, 2011. Images of him running were captured by security cameras at Temple University -- where he had been a student.
If "taxes are what we pay for civilized society," what can we call welfare in the form of uncollected tax revenue? I think the word is "unnecessary."
When my mom says that, for the first time in her life, she's afraid of what will happen to the country for me, my brother, my sister, their families and their grandchildren, if the people who are masquerading as Republicans win election, it rattles me a bit.
While landing on Mars is not a routine event, there have been many other exemplary federal moments this summer, with agencies and civil servants performing at a high level.
President Obama keeps telling Americans that college education is necessary, but tells us nothing about where he is going to get the money to pay for it.
The fear of downward mobility is what drives so many young people to attend college, but ironically it appears that college may actually be contributing to downward mobility for this generation.
We need to continue to rebuild our economy, expand opportunity, and ensure that the next generation has more opportunities than we do. To accomplish these goals, we need everyone to pay their fair share. That's not just good economic sense, that's basic common sense.
Just like Katniss I've been dropped into the arena for the second time; and why yes (SPOILER ALERT) my arena is a clock. However unlike Katniss I'm not fighting for survival, just trying to pay back my student loans.
As students head back to school, over 9 million are at risk for increased educational debt, due to bank-affiliated campus debit cards that come with high fees, insufficient consumer protections, and few options.
Michelle, after watching your speech at the Democratic National Convention, I sat in awe, experiencing for the first time how it feels to hear one of the greatest leaders of our country speak.
The decline of the middle class was a result, in part, of public policy choices. Today's downward mobility can only be reversed by a range of new choices consciously aimed at helping working Americans regain their financial footing.
Though I complain about late nights in the library or having to write difficult papers, I remember that I am one of the few that made it out of this cycle. Education is the key to achieving one's dreams, but at what price?
As millions of students around the United States head back to school this week, let's remember what President Obama has done to improve education and make college more affordable.