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'Free' Community College: Gift Horse or Trojan Horse?

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.13.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

President Obama's "America's College Promise" proposal for "free" community college is a great idea! A similar program in Tennessee, the site of President Obama's announcement, is apparently hugely successful. What could possibly go wrong with such a simple concept? Plenty.

How College Pricing Is Like Holiday Retail Sales

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

You know all those seemingly great sales during the holidays? It turns out, they are often a "carefully engineered illusion."  A recent piece in the ...

Federal Regulation to Reduce College Costs: The Big Lie

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

President Obama's populist rhetoric bashing colleges on cost and accountability was surely a crowd-pleaser; and there's just enough truth in his criticism to make his plan seem, at the very least, important if not brilliant. But the plan masks a big lie. Actually, several big lies.

Which Colleges Are Actually Lowering Tuition Prices?

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.13.2012 | College

Fear not, applicants! Some colleges have taken the monetary moans of the middle class to heart. According to Yahoo! Finance, six schools will reduce t...