America’s College Promise: One of Aspiration or Attainment
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America’s College Promise: One of Aspiration or Attainment

As tuition costs in universities across the United States continue to swell, students look to community colleges that offer cheaper tuition options than four-year universities. Now, the tuition cost of community college may get even cheaper. While addressing Pellissippi State Community College outside of Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, President Obama proposed to make higher … Continue reading

Education

Hearing on student loan discharges ignores broader issues

Students increasingly take on massive amounts of debt to pay their high college tuitions. And they face diminished job opportunities upon competition of their degree. Just ask Danielle Jokela. Jokela, a resident of Chicago, spoke before a Senate judiciary subcommittee on her personal level of indebtedness (about $98,000 in outstanding student loan debt) and her … Continue reading

Education

The Disconnect Between Higher Education and Workforce Demands

Last week, the Pew Research Center released a report examining the lives of young Americans in the wake of the Great Recession.  Unsurprisingly, 41 percent of those interviewed felt that young people, ages 18-24, face greater challenges weathering the economic storm than their older counterparts. That said, perhaps the most astonishing statistic from the report is … Continue reading