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Cost of Education

How Much Is College Worth? A Brainstorming Exercise

Robert Shireman | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Most people acknowledge that the traditional undergraduate experience is designed to do something more than prepare students for jobs. What else might students gain from college, and how much should they be willing to pay for it?

Can the United States Afford to Let Engineering Degrees Cost More for Its Students?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 01.31.2014 | College
Sreedhar Pillai

Among the many ideas formulated to solve this problem, one of the most popular for discussion has been the suggestion that certain degrees should cost more than others. However, just how would such a proposal affect higher-education?

The High Cost of Jewish Day School

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Carla Naumburg

What I am looking for in a Jewish day school is something that can't be measured on any standardized test or report card; rather it is something we will see over time in the communities our daughters choose to connect with, the families they create and the values they live.

Why Colleges Are Teaching Professional Readiness

Debra Townsley | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Debra Townsley

Teaching students how to be a strong job candidate inside the classroom walls encompasses the development of skills essential for career success and advancement. Consider the value of interpersonal communication.

Today's College Degree Should Be as Accessible as a High School Diploma

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Possession of a college degree today is as important as holding a high school diploma was a century ago. Today, undergraduate education should be open to all those academically qualified -- and at no cost. Public education must be truly public up at least through the bachelor's degree.

7 State Of The Union Goals Obama Hasn't Fulfilled Since 2012

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

It has been about a year since President Barack Obama delivered his last State Of The Union Address, so it's about time to check in on the state of hi...

Is Higher Education Even Worth It?

Jayson Boyers | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
Jayson Boyers

Education is the single greatest catalyst for lasting change on our society. We must commit to obtaining our own, and helping others gain, access to quality education. It is the only way for sustained personal and professional success.

A Risk Worth Taking

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

Students should be more conscious of the obligations they are about to take on, and if we are not comfortable with what our institutions are offering and at what cost, it is on us to make that change.

Cost and Value in Higher Education

Geoffrey M. Cox, PhD | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Geoffrey M. Cox, PhD

The value of an education is partly what it costs, but also what it delivers.

The Real Way to Avoid a Student Loan Debt Crisis

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
Daniel Burrus

The real problem is not the student loan debt itself. Rather, the real problem is that even with their shiny new degrees, graduates (both young and old) are not finding jobs. What's the solution?

Saki Knafo

Occupy's Second Wave Spreads To Campuses With Protests Against Student Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.02.2012 | College

Students from colleges and high schools around the country gathered Thursday for protests and rallies called the National Day of Action for Education....

OWS at Valley Forge

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Once the Arab Spring broke loose, people began asking me why this country was still so quiet. I would always point out that no one ever expects or predicts such events. Nothing like this happens until it happens, and only then do you try to make sense of it retrospectively.

How to Avoid Graduating College Summa Cum Debt

Pamela Yellen | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

We're doing our young people and our nation no favors when we allow students who can't pay for college to go nonetheless.

Ads Use Private School Tuitions To Sell Condoms

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sir Richard's Condom Co. has a message for New Yorkers: your babies are expensive. That's why they've rolled out condom ads in the city displaying the...

America's College Graduate Deficit

Gregory Cendana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gregory Cendana

We are shooting ourselves in the foot by trying to grow and stabilize our economy while denying thousands of potential college-educated workers the opportunity to join the American workforce.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned After Dropping My Kids Off at School This Morning

Yisrael Campbell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yisrael Campbell

The best thing about living in New York is that no matter what we do in Jerusalem next year we'll be able to say, "Well, at least it's not as expensive as living in New York." Take school for example.