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College Affordability

Competition for Low-Wage Jobs Hurts Kids Looking for Summer Work

Gary Stein | Posted 07.02.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

High school kids have a far greater chance of having no summer job or even an after-school job than at any time in the recent past. They are being squeezed out of those jobs by college-age and older workers.

Sorry, Starbucks: An On-Campus Degree Is Better Than an Online One

Jane White | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Jane White

It's clear that this nation faces a student debt crisis. There's been a lot of buzz over Starbucks' recent announcement that it would pay the full cost of tuition at Arizona State University's online program for its employees' junior and senior years.

Let's Be Clear: College Isn't Right for Everyone, But It's the Key to Socioeconomic Mobility

Nancy A. Roseman | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Nancy A. Roseman

Let me be clear. College is not right for everyone, but it undisputedly remains the ticket to socioeconomic mobility. We need to stop debating its value, and instead focus on ensuring more students have access to college.

College for the Rich

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Carlos, along with millions of others, is realizing that because of our unwillingness to fund public higher education, the promise of college is a lie.

Why I Still Go to Washington

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Are we that far off from our own American oligarchy, our own American nightmare, when our children, who have few voices in Washington, continue to be ignored? And what business do businessmen have telling teachers how to teach?

Moonlighting Pastors and Postponed Health Care: Record Debt Loads Overwhelming Many Seminary Graduates

David Briggs | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Many women and men pursuing a religious vocation long have been hesitant even to ask this question: Can I afford it? They have been taught to take...

Investing in Education...Creating Opportunity

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Growing and strengthening our increasingly diverse middle class has been the North Star of everything we have done as an administration. There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education.

Joy Resmovits

Ahead Of State Of The Union, Advocates Wonder Whether Obama Forgot Public Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is widely expected to address income inequality in his 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday, and education advocates hope th...

For HBCUs, the Proof Is in the Productivity

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

And as the nation scrambles to match the intellectual capacity of nations in the Middle and Far East for economic and national security interests, the tenor of the nation's conversation towards HBCUs has changed.

The Temperance Movement and How We Beat the Tea Party

Sen. Charles E. Schumer | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Sen. Charles E. Schumer

It's time we deal with the reality that, for the first time in American history, middle-class American incomes have declined for almost a generation. If middle-class incomes continue to decline, we will have a dramatically different America, a less optimistic, more sour America.

Higher Education Changes for Adult Students. Or Does It?

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Four Noteworthy Developments in 2013...And What We're Watching in 2014 Written by Beth Doyle, Sr. Director of Marketing & Communication, Council for ...

College Money Solution

Terry Savage | Posted 02.18.2014 | College
Terry Savage

College is no longer affordable, but it is even more necessary to increase our standard of living as individuals, and as a country. Thanks to American Honors and the participating community colleges and prestige universities, all that is changing.

Don't Let Excuses Stop You From Finishing Your Degree in 2014

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 02.17.2014 | Education
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. For many of the 37 million Americans who have some college education but no degree, life simply got in the way of their college pursuit.

Are Elite Colleges Worth the Price Tag?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

When choosing a college, remember that tuition cost shouldn't be the only way to calculate the value of your degree -- investing in schools with better internships, contacts or special programs can help you continue to build wealth years after you graduate.

Education Isn't Just Dollars and Cents

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Education isn't just dollars and cents; it goes beyond these finite things. Education fuels and ignites the mind. Ignites the soul. Learning is a transformative experience and there is no way to gauge that against the cost of education

Affordability and Accessibility in Higher Education

Daan Braveman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

Despite the resistance it is clear that as we move forward, quality and innovation will need to be achieved through redeployment of existing resources, restructuring the ways we deliver our programs and administrative services, and collaborations.

An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Robert Hoggard | Posted 10.14.2013 | College
Robert Hoggard

I'm sure many others are tired of hearing great presentations about the ills of education. It's time for policies to be in effect that will solve the ills. When will we move from profound speeches to powerful policies?

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...

F.D.A. -- The Future of Higher Education

Dr. John Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. John Jackson

From that book, and from my other readings, interactions and personal reflection, I have come to believe that the future of higher education is F.D.A.: Flexible -- Distributed -- Affordable

Let's Refocus the Debate About Higher Education Affordability

Gary A. Olson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

There is no doubt that college costs have skyrocketed and that something must be done, but the rhetoric is obscuring some important facts.

Let's Be Honest About Graduation Rates

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

I am sensing a disturbing trend emerging from recent discussions: a movement to measure an institution's success and relative affordability by its four-year rather than the traditional six-year graduation rate.

Who's Afraid of the Liberal Arts?

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 11.15.2013 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

I would encourage parents and students who are nervous about the practical applications of an English degree, or career prospects for a history major, to reconsider the straight, causal line they've drawn between college major and professional success.

Social Mission Should Be Part of College Ranking Equation

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Over Labor Day Weekend nearly 300,000 college and university students descended on Boston to begin another academic year, bringing with them energy, v...

The President's New Higher Education Agenda

Bill Destler | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Bill Destler

President Obama's recent announcement of new administration programs aimed at addressing the spiraling cost of higher education has not been received positively by much of academia.

How Not to Measure Colleges

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.01.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

Many of the most recent calls for holding institutions accountable for college affordability have also called for keeping track of how many students graduate within four years. This is the fatal flaw.