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  • Editorial: We recommend Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor (Wise Latina quota queen)

    10/18/2014 5:25:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    There are a couple of ways to keep your house warm this winter. You could choose the reliable heater you’ve known for years. Or you could keep gasoline and matches handy next to a fire pit you dig in the living room. Most of us are going to pick the heater. The other choice seems … reckless. Your vote for lieutenant governor isn’t so different. Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a San Antonio Democrat, has been a steady legislative hand for two decades. Her opponent, Republican Sen. Dan Patrick, is potentially explosive, impact unclear. Also on the ballot are Libertarian...
  • UC-backed state loan program will provide aid to undocumented students

    10/14/2014 2:59:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    UCLA Newsroom ^ | October 14, 2014 | by Katherine Tam
    Undocumented UC students who qualify for in-state tuition but are ineligible for federal assistance soon will be able to borrow up to $4,000 a year to make up the shortfall, thanks to a new law supported by the University of California and state legislators. “Giving undocumented students the same access to financial aid as other students can improve their chances of academic success and help them reach their dream of a college degree and a brighter future,” said UC President Janet Napolitano. “By investing in our students, we are investing in California.” Roughly 450 undocumented students at UCLA would be...
  • Landrieu Votes to Advance DREAM Act

    10/04/2014 2:36:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Senator Mary Landrieu ^ | December 18, 2010
    United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., issued the following statement today after her vote to invoke cloture on the DREAM Act. The cloture motion was defeated by a vote of 55-41. Sen. Landrieu said: "America is a land of enormous opportunity that is strengthened, not weakened, by the immeasurable contributions of people from different backgrounds. There are 2.1 million young people in this country who were brought to America by their parents as children. They are undocumented, yet they know no other home than the United States of America. I believe these young adults deserve a chance to earn...
  • Student Loan Bubble Blowback: Morgan Stanley Warns Average Debtor Can't Get A Mortgage

    10/04/2014 10:48:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/03/2014 | TYLER O'NEIL
    Via Morgan Stanley,Amid rising tuition costs, an increasing share of students rely on debt to fund their education. Student loan delinquent balances have been on the rise since the early 2000s and those with student loans are likely to be less credit worthy than those without (Exhibit 50 & Exhibit 51). As a result, consumption for the student debt-laden population may be depressed. To be sure, the share of consumption driven by college age consumers has been in decline since 2003.These challenges are further compounded under the Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulatory regime that became effective in January 2014. The...
  • Jerry Brown approves loan program for undocumented students

    09/29/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | September 29, 2014 | Staff
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation creating a new loan program for undocumented students in California’s public universities. California has already taken several steps to make college more affordable for undocumented students, including extending in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who graduate from California high schools and making them eligible to apply for Cal Grant scholarships. Brown signed the bill on Sunday without comment.
  • I told Harvard I was an undocumented immigrant. They gave me a full scholarship.

    09/25/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | September 24, 2014 | Dario Guerrero
    When I discovered my status in high school, I was worried I wouldn't be able to attend college at all.After I arrived home from soccer practice, the phone rang. “El Camino,” my mother said as she handed it to me, referring to a nearby community college. I was taking engineering courses there, offered in conjunction with my high school, but the woman from the registrar’s office had a problem: The Social Security number I had provided to receive college credit did not match my name, and if I couldn’t provide a valid number, I’d have to pay almost $2,000 for...
  • Student debt at all-time high of $1.2 trillion

    09/24/2014 2:48:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/24/2014
    U.S. student debt has climbed to an all-time high, despite a decrease in consumer debt for all other major lending categories such as automotive debt, credit card and home equity loans. Behind mortgages, student loans are the second largest debt class. Now at $1.2 trillion, student debt has increased 84 percent since the 2008 Great Recession, based on a study by information services firm Experian. The national average balance of loans stand at $29,400 and 40 million consumers now have at least one student loan, originally reported by NewsOK. Mississippi, Oklahoma and Louisiana had the highest amount of late payments....
  • George P. Bush: In-State Tuition for Illegals 'Nominal Cost' to Taxpayers (Jeb's son)

    09/23/2014 11:03:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 22, 2014 | Tony Lee
    George P. Bush, Jeb Bush's son and Republican candidate for Texas land commissioner, said that in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is just a "nominal" cost to taxpayers. Speaking at The Texas Tribune Festival on Friday evening, Bush said that until someone can present a "sensible alternative" to the Texas's version of DREAM Act, he would support the the law that Texas Governor Rick Perry signed in 2001. Bush said in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is just "a nominal cost from an economic perspective" for the state of Texas. Bush also suggested that in-state tuition for illegal immigrants should be indexed....
  • Tons Of College Students Are Now Crowdfunding Their Tuition On The Internet

    09/17/2014 11:04:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/17/2014
    Courtesy of Cassie WesselyCassie on campus at Vanderbilt.People have turned to crowdfunding sites to raise money for all kinds of projects, from the latest tech gadget to recovery efforts after a tragedy.Now, college students are turning to sites like GoFundMe, Pigit, and Zerobound to raise funds to cover tuition, living expenses, books, and other school supplies. According to GoFundMe, the number of education-focused campaigns on its site has risen dramatically in recent years. The number of GoFundMe campaigns specifically mentioning "tuition" has risen 4,547% from 2011 to 2014. In 2013, 41,683 GoFundMe campaigns raised a combined $4.63 million toward educational costs. So far in 2014,...
  • Here's How Long It Takes To Recoup The Cost Of A College Degree

    09/02/2014 7:03:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Rob Wile
    College starts today for students across the country.With tuition costs surging, we can't help but ask, "What are they thinking?"In a new note, the New York Fed's Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz write that, looked at one way, these young people are making a sound investment as it now takes fewer years than ever for graduates to recoup their investment.While you used to have to work nearly 25 years to earn back what you'd fronted for your degree, only about 10 years on average are now required.  "Despite the challenges facing today’s college graduates, the value of a college...
  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against University of CA to End Tuition Grants for Illegal Aliens

    08/28/2014 11:36:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Suit charges that both federal and state law prohibit UC system from using tax dollars to provide discounted in-state tuition benefits and financial aid to illegal aliens (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on August 26 2014, it filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court for the State of California, Los Angeles County, seeking an end to an estimated annual $19.6 million in non-resident tuition waivers currently being given to illegal alien students by the University of California (UC) Regents (Earl De Vries v. Regents of the University of California (No. 555614)). The suit also seeks an end...
  • College -- Do the Math: How Opportunity Costs Multiply Tuition

    08/25/2014 12:15:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/25/2014 | Chris Bowyer
    [SNIP] We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the obvious costs of college: tuition, housing, food, etc. We’ve also looked at a few less obvious costs, like interest on student loans. But there are indirect costs, as well: opportunity costs. “Opportunity cost” is an economic phrase. Simply put, it’s the cost you incur by doing one thing rather than another. Because our time and money are finite, everything we buy or do prevents us from buying or doing something else. If you take a year off to backpack across Europe, you’re not just losing the money you spend on...
  • Rutgers scholarship helps unauthorized immigrants attend college: Editorial

    08/06/2014 10:50:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | By Star-Ledger Editorial Board
    Giancarlo Tello, a 24-year-old political activist, is bright and articulate with a history of advanced classes and A’s. But until very recently, college was out of reach for Tello. He came here from Peru when he was 6, and didn’t know until his sophomore year of high school that he was in the country illegally, when he found out he couldn’t get his driver’s permit. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill in December that was a half-fix for students like Tello, who has a waiver allowing him to remain in the country temporarily. It permitted unauthorized immigrants to pay in-state...
  • Are you losing your state university? Illinois has

    08/04/2014 7:10:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2014 | By James Longstreet
    The big business of education is forever altering the state university systems around the country. They have become vessels of profit and enrichment for some, and are steadily distancing themselves from the citizenry of the home state. Hiding behind diversity and internationalism, universities have moved to out of state students and ultimately the international student. Left out are the in-state students looking for a reasonable cost of a college education from their own state university. Why does college cost so much? Why does a professor who gave a lecture to a 200 seat hall ten years ago cost so much...
  • Tancredo demands Christie, RGA ‘come clean’ about helping Beauprez through primary

    08/02/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Tom Tancredo isn’t trashing Bob Beauprez, but he’s demanding one of his biggest benefactors, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, come clean about the Republican Governors Association’s influence on Colorado’s GOP gubernatorial primary. On Monday, the Denver Post reported that a campaign finance watchdog group discovered that the RGA, which Christie chairs, funneled money to help Beauprez through the Republican Attorney Generals Association despite its public pledge not to attempt to influence GOP primaries. (SNIP) “We already have a situation in Mississippi where grassroots Republicans feel disenfranchised by party elites. We need to avoid a repeat in Colorado. “Governor...
  • College Costs Exploding

    07/21/2014 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 20, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    Any sanguine prognosticators who may have predicted a decline in the average cost of attending college may need to rethink how they arrived at such an off-the mark conclusion. college grad hire me At least 50 American colleges and universities are now charging students more than $60,000 per year. This marks a significant increase from last year when only nine schools exceeded the 60K mark. What’s shocking about this year’s figures is that the data presented in the story from Business Insider does “not reveal the true financial burden of higher education.” Other fees not included in the story include...
  • There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

    07/10/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/10/2014 | Peter Jacobs
    As the average cost of higher education in America continues to rise, at least 50 American colleges and universities are now charging students more than $60,000 per year. We found these numbers by examining the average cost of tuition, fees, room, and board that an incoming student would face over the 2014-15 academic year. Check out a more in-depth breakdown of the 20 most expensive colleges here >>While these direct costs are a significant portion of the total cost of college, they alone do not reveal the true financial burden of higher education — students are also responsible for paying...
  • Kobach strikes back

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has fired back at his critics. Kobach announced that his Republican primary opponent, Scott Morgan of Lawrence, had one last day to switch party affiliations from Republican to Democrat before the Aug. 5 primary election, according to a news release.
  • Think college is expensive now? Wait until July 1

    06/26/2014 5:43:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/26/2014 | Sharon Epperson
    Congratulations, graduates, on your diploma. Now what about that $29,000 student loan debt? More than 70 percent of graduates will carry student debt into the real world, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. And the average debt is just shy of $30,000. But the news will get worse next week when interest rates on student loans are set to rise again. Though federal student loan rates are fixed for the life of the loan, these rates reset for new borrowers every July 1, thanks to legislation that ties the rates to the performance of the financial markets....
  • As students face tuition hike, Hillary to collect 225k for UNLV speech

    06/25/2014 6:55:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton will continue to “work hard” recovering from being “near broke” to stay not “truly well-off” by collecting $225,000 for a speech in Las Vegas at the public university campus there. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas coincidentally has just announced a tuition increase of 4% a year for the next 4 years. David Martosko of the UK Daily Mail reports: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will collect a $225,000 speaking fee from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in October, it emerged on Tuesday. The massive expense was confirmed just weeks after the university formalized a 4...
  • ‘Student Loan Relief Now’: The case for allowing these debts to be erased via bankruptcy.

    06/25/2014 6:45:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/25/2014 | Ike Brannon
    [SNIP] We allow people to declare bankruptcy in acknowledgment that letting people escape from debt they cannot repay is a beneficial policy for both society and the economy. To exempt a particular type of debt—for an activity society should very much like to encourage—belies the very reason for a bankruptcy law in the first place. Lending a student $60,000 to attend a private school he may have little chance of graduating from is not terribly different than the mortgage lenders who gave imprudent loans to people buying homes they could not really afford. [SNIP] If we are concerned that allowing...
  • Debt Capital Diplomas: Many families facing the hefty price of sending their children to college

    06/23/2014 8:40:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/23/2014 | Harry R. Jackson
    With high school graduation season out of the way, countless families are facing the hefty price tag of sending their children to college. Over the past five years, tuition rates for private four-year colleges have risen 14 percent, while rates for public colleges have risen 27 percent. If you look back thirty years, tuition has risen a shocking 1200 percent. There is plenty of speculation about the reasons for these rising costs, which have outpaced inflation for decades. But far more important to millions of parents is how to minimize and manage them. According to the National Center for Education...
  • The Wrong Reform on Student Debt: Obama's so-called "Reform" overlooks the real problem

    06/11/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/11/2014 | The Editors
    There are plenty of problems with American higher education: Its price keeps rising rapidly, some qualified students still don’t have access to it, and others end up at institutions for which they are ill suited. President Obama proposed a plan this week to enable existing student-loan borrowers to lower their payments, which addresses none of these concerns. Student debt is a real problem, but the cost of college is a much bigger one, and this is a temporary salve, applied unevenly. A number of federal programs already limit annual payments on recently issued student loans to a certain percentage of...
  • Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition...

    06/09/2014 6:33:02 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 64 replies
    SALON magazine ^ | 6/8/2014 | Thomas Frank
    Tuition is up 1,200 percent in 30 years. Here's why you're unemployed, crushed by debt -- and no one is helping The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you name it. Tuition has increased at a rate double that of medical care, usually considered the most expensive of human necessities. It has outstripped any reasonable expectation people might have had for investments over the period. And, as we all know, it has crushed a generation...
  • Here Are Some Horrific Projections For Anybody Who Expects To Pay For College Some Day

    05/30/2014 12:08:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 05/30/2014 | Mamta Badkar
    It's no secret that college tuition and textbook inflation is just out of control.Expensive as it seems now though, the picture is only expected to get scarier, according to a new report from Michael Conrath and his team at JP Morgan Funds.This chart shows that future college costs are expected to inflate 5% per year, taking annual private college costs (for tuition, fees, room and board for a year) from $39,518 today to $90,576 in 2030 (in 2012 dollars). JP Morgan FundsFor you parents, the younger your child is, the more expensive college is likely going to be going forward....
  • The G-String Scholarship: College Students Strip to Pay Tuition Costs

    05/23/2014 12:48:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/20/2014 | By JUJU CHANG and MICHAEL CAPPETTA JUJU CHANG
    Maggie is a straight-laced, straight-A student studying to become an international affairs lawyer, who will graduate debt-free all thanks to the unusual way she pays her tuition. Maggie, 23, a double-major in Spanish and political science, is a student by day and a stripper by night. Every other weekend, Maggie, who asked that her last name not be used, takes the three-hour ride from her college in Maryland to Manhattan, where she performs at a dance club called Scores. “I have a class that ends at 5:30, hop on a bus at 6:00, and be at work by 8:30,” Maggie...
  • Net Worth Of College Grads With Student Debt Is 20% Less Than High School Grads With No Debt

    05/18/2014 4:10:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Yesterday we provided a detailed breakdown of the cost aspects of a college education, particularly for young people who have no choice but to fund their education with student debt, a key part of the equation that the San Fran Fed in its particular cost-benefit "analysis" of college education avoided.There is much information in the post, but one particular aspect of the Pew analysis that the article was based on, bears repeating and highlighting for all those less than "1%" young Americans debating whether a college education is worth the tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in...
  • What 'Hard Work U' Can Teach Elite Schools

    05/17/2014 10:12:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/16/2014 | Stephen Moore
    Point Lookout, Mo. Looking for the biggest bargain in higher education? I think I found it in this rural Missouri town, 40 miles south of Springfield, nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The school is College of the Ozarks, and it operates on an education model that could overturn the perverse method of financing college education that is turning this generation of young adults into a permanent debtor class. At this college the tuition is nowhere near the $150,000 to $200,000 for a four-year degree that the elite top-tier universities are charging. At College of the Ozarks, tuition...
  • How to Make College Affordable

    05/16/2014 7:25:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/16/2014 | Mona Charen
    There’s a debate among economists about why a college degree is worth so much. That the credential is valuable is not in doubt. According to the Pew Research Center, college graduates earn about $17,500 more annually than high school grads. Why? The “human capital” school believes that students learn valuable skills in college that employers are willing to pay for. The “signaling” school doubts that the content of a college education is really that marketable. They argue instead that employers are interested in the traits — diligence, intelligence, self-control — that a degree reflects. For decades, politicians have bought votes...
  • New Hampshire Senate Kills In-State Tuition Bill for Illegal Aliens

    05/12/2014 8:19:56 PM PDT · by montag813 · 46 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-12-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsThe New Hampshire Senate spiked a bill making students who entered the country illegally eligible for in-state tuition rates at University System of New Hampshire schoolsThe Senate's action rejected the N.H. House that had passed the same bill earlier this year.The move surprised some observers and showed how little influence pro-amnesty U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has over the upper house in her state. Ayotte had supported the bill.
  • 94% Of March Consumer Credit Was For Student And Car Loans

    05/07/2014 12:45:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/07/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Another month, another confirmation that when it comes to the US consumer, it is all about student debt (and to a lesser extent, car loans). Moments ago the Fed reported that consumer credit number for March: at $17.5 billion, it not only blew out the expectation of a $15.5 billion increase (although when one adds last month's $3.5 billion downward revision to $13.0 billion the two month total actually missed), but was the highest monthly increase since February 2013. That's the good news.  The bad news was once again in the composition: of this $17.5 billion $16.4 billion was...
  • Virginia Grants In-State College Tuition To DREAMers

    04/30/2014 12:25:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 04/30/2014
    ALEXANDRIA, VA. (AP) – Attorney General Mark Herring on Tuesday instructed Virginia colleges to grant in-state tuition to potentially thousands of students who were previously considered ineligible because of their immigration status. The policy change, announced in front of hundreds of cheering immigration advocates at Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria campus, is a change from the Democrat's Republican predecessors. In the past, the attorney general's office had advised that students who entered the country illegally were barred from receiving in-state tuition, even if they were children when they immigrated.
  • Telling Students to Earn Less: Obama now calls for reforming his bleeding college loan program.

    04/24/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The federal student loan program is becoming so costly to taxpayers that even President Obama is pretending to fix it. Readers will recall Mr. Obama as the man who has spent much of his Presidency expanding this program, creating new ways for borrowers to avoid repayment, and then campaigning about these dubious achievements on campuses nationwide. Now Team Obama is acknowledging that his policies are turning out to be more expensive than he claimed. Participation in federal debt-forgiveness programs is surging. In a mere six months the number of borrowers who've signed up for such plans has increased to more...
  • Here's A Way Out for College Kids

    04/23/2014 8:11:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/23/2014 | Zachary Gappa
    American education is in trouble—that much seems to be a given. Our public schools and colleges are getting poor results, our young people are drowning in debt, new graduates can't find jobs, and our overall rankings in the world are pretty dismal. We are greatly in need of a transformation, but we need to think big, because the problem is huge. In 2012, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development tested 15-year-olds in 64 countries in math, science, and reading. Out of 64 countries, the U.S. Scored 23rd in science, 20th in reading, and 29th in math. Not only is...
  • "It's Impossible To Work Your Way Through College Nowadays"

    04/21/2014 2:50:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    "It's impossible to work your way through college nowadays"...is the hard-to-swallow (but not entirely surprising) conclusion of Randal Olson's research into just how extreme national tuition costs have become in the US. As The Atlantic notes, the economic cards are stacked such that today’s average college student, without support from financial aid and family resources, would need to complete at least 48 hours of minimum-wage work a week to pay for his courses. To better measure the cost of tuition, Olson links to a Reddit discussion of cost per "credit hours" - MSU calculates tuition by the "credit hour," the...
  • The "New" SATs (Summed Up In One Cartoon)

    04/21/2014 7:10:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/20/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Presented with no snark or ironic comment whatsoever...
  • Freep a poll! (Florida. Should legislators approve in-state tuition for illegals?)

    04/19/2014 3:41:24 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    www.theledger.com ^ | 4-19-14 | The Ledger
    Should legislators approve in-state tuition rates for students who entered the country illegally with their parents? Yes No
  • College: Much Cheaper Than You Think -- Most Students Pay Less than Half the Sticker Price

    04/19/2014 10:44:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/19/2014 | DEREK THOMPSON
    It's a point we've made a million times. We're making it again. What's the most expensive college in America? Ask Google, Princeton Review, or the Chronicle of Higher Education, and you'll get the same answer: Sarah Lawrence University at $61,236. It's kind of crazy. No, not (just) the price. It's crazy that when we talk about price, we often only talk about tuition, a sticker shock that only 35 percent of Sarah Lawrence graduates pay in full. The Sarah Lawrence story is typical. Only a third of full-time students at four-year public and private schools pay the published price at...
  • College: The Sixty-Five Thousand Dollar Misunderstanding

    04/17/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/17/2014 | Roger L. Simon
    [1]Back in 1962, Robert Gover published a novel called the One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding [2] whose premise Amazon describes this way: “A college sophomore spends a weekend with a pretty 14-year-old black prostitute under the manly misapprehension that she has invited him because she finds him irresistible.”I remember reading it as an undergraduate and finding it mildly amusing. Of course, inflation being what it is, it’s hard to write a book about a piddling hundred dollar misunderstanding anymore. But somehow the novel came to mind today when reading one of my favorite websites — The College Fix [3]. The...
  • It’s not just athletes — college screws everyone

    04/14/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/14/2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    In its recent ruling that athletes at Northwestern University have the right to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board cited the case of senior quarterback Kain Colter, who naively thought that he could pursue a pre-med degree while also playing on the school’s football team. When he attempted to enroll in a required chemistry class during his sophomore year, “Colter testified that his coaches and advisors discouraged him from taking the class because it conflicted with morning football practices. Colter consequently had to take this class in the summer session, which caused him to fall behind his classmates who were...
  • 5000 legal students in Florida to lose their tuition to illegals

    04/08/2014 9:57:34 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    My friend and fellow retired Army officer, Dr. Rich Swier, has posted some  interesting factoids about enabling the dreams of illegals over the aspirations  and dreams of Americans. Swier writes, “In a report released by  Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) the impact of providing  College Tuition Subsidy for Illegal Aliens (HB851/SB1400, a.k.a. in-state  tuition) will be that approximately 5,000 legal students will be displaced in  Florida higher level institutions by illegal alien students.  These legislators  are unwilling to raise taxes for the additional illegal alien students by  expanding capacity so legal students will consequently be displaced.” This means  a lot...
  • Sexed-Up Extracurriculars

    04/02/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you’ve seen the occasional stories on “sex weeks” at Yale and Harvard, you might be surprised to know that many colleges and universities officially devote more than seven days to the subject. “In reality, I suspect many parents have little sense of the extent to which their son’s or daughter’s university promotes this sexual ideology—it’s not the kind of information included in university admissions packets or fact sheets,” Mary Rice Hasson wrote in an article which appeared in the winter edition of The Family in America, published by the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society. Hasson has done...
  • The Myth of Working Your Way Through College

    04/01/2014 7:22:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/01/2014 | SVATI KIRSTEN NARULA
    A lot of Internet ink has been spilled over how lazy and entitled Millennials are, but when it comes to paying for a college education, work ethic isn't the limiting factor. The economic cards are stacked such that today’s average college student, without support from financial aid and family resources, would need to complete 48 hours of minimum-wage work a week to pay for his courses—a feat that would require superhuman endurance, or maybe a time machine. To take a close look at the tuition history of almost any institution of higher education in America is to confront an unfair...
  • A new way to gauge the worth of college debt, starting salary

    03/23/2014 4:35:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Steve Rosen
    Here's a typical college scenario: Your daughter's dream job is to be an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. Yet she'll need to dive deep into debt to pursue her undergraduate degree, and borrow more if continuing to grad school. She's worried -- rightfully -- about her financial future, and she's looking for answers. How much debt might she be saddled with? How much will her college degree translate into salary once she lands a job? And what budget-squeezing sacrifices might be necessary to repay the swath of loans? Those types of questions are on the minds of countless college...
  • Judge rules against New Jersey teen suing parents for tuition support

    03/04/2014 3:33:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/04/2014
    MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. - A New Jersey couple does not have to pay for their 18-year-old daughter's college education, a judge ruled Tuesday, CBS New York reports. Judge Peter Bogaard denied Rachel Canning's request $600 a month in support, high school tuition back pay, college tuition and legal fees. But he said he would revisit the issue of college tuition at the end of April, about a month after her financial aid forms are due. Earlier her lawyer said the parents of the high school honor student should have sought help for their daughter rather than cutting her off financially...
  • New Jersey honor student sues parents for school fees after they cut her off at age 18

    03/04/2014 6:37:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    An 18-year-old New Jersey honor student and cheerleader has been tossed from her parents’ Lincoln Park home, but demands that her mother and father continue to pay her private high school and impending college costs — as well as her mounting lawyer fees, according to her lawsuit. Rachel Canning claims she’s been out of her parents’ home since her 18th birthday, Nov. 1, after her parents vowed to cut her off “from all support both financially and emotionally.” But Sean and Elizabeth Canning say their “spoiled” college-bound daughter doesn’t live by their house rules and left the home because she...
  • Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy: Over One Trillion in Debt

    03/01/2014 6:51:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/27/2014 | By Sam Frizell
    Chris Rong did everything right. A 23-year-old dentistry student in New York, Chris excelled at one of the country’s top high schools, breezed through college, and is now studying dentistry at one of the best dental schools in the nation. But it may be a long time before he sees any rewards. He’s moved back home with his parents in Bayside, Queens—an hour-and-a-half commute each way to class at the New York University’s College of Dentistry—and by the time he graduates in 2016, he’ll face $400,000 in student loans. “If the money weren’t a problem I would live on my...
  • Exploding student loan debt threatens the housing recovery. Here's why...

    02/21/2014 8:07:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/21/2014 | Bernice Napach
    It hasn't been a good week for the housing market. Sales of previously owned homes fell 5.1% in January -- the fifth drop in the past six months -- to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.62 million, the lowest level in a year and a half. New home construction fell 16% in January compared to December -- the biggest percentage drop in almost three years -- and permits slipped by more than 5%. Homebuilders reported a 10-point decline in their confidence index for February to 46 -- below the key 50-point level which separates a growing market from a...
  • Going To College May Cost You, But So Will Skipping It

    02/12/2014 9:56:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 02/12/2014 | Jennifer Ludden
    In America, total student loan debt tops $1 trillion and a four-year college degree can cost as much as a house — leaving many families wondering if college is really worth the cost.Yes, a new study of young people finds. The study, released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, looks at income and unemployment among young adults. Paul Taylor, executive vice president of special projects at Pew, says it's pretty much case closed when it comes to the benefits of going to college."In a modern, knowledge-based economy, the only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to...
  • Chronicling Higher Education’s Disarray

    02/10/2014 8:04:32 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A look at the latest education news seems to show that academia’s left hand doesn’t know what its far left hand is doing. From the Chronicle of Higher Education we learn that “As students confront rising college costs and a labyrinthine financial-aid process, some are turning to crowdfunding websites like Go-FundMe to cover their expenses.” “While the approach is still novel and hardly widespread, financial-aid officials say, enthusiasm for online campaigns is very much a reflection of the times,” Libby Sander wrote in the Chronicle. “Students are frustrated with the aid process, eager to avoid student-loan debt, and worried over...