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  • More Than 40% of Americans Not Making Student Loan Payments

    04/20/2016 3:09:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Investopedia ^ | 04/15/2016 | By Shoshanna Delventhal
    Total U.S. student debt now topples credit card debt, surpassing the $1 trillion threshold in 2012. Each year a new class of students graduates from college; however, many of those graduates do not find jobs that can adequately allow them to pay back the hefty loans. (For related reading, see: Student Debt Passes $1 Trillion: Is College Worth the Investment?) A new report by the Education Department highlights the student debt epidemic. Not only is more than $200 billion in student debt owed to the federal government, several borrowers are woefully behind on making payments. The recent statement from the...
  • What Does the FBI Have on the Obama Gang? (Weekly Update)

    04/09/2016 10:05:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    The Fight over Financial Aid to Illegal Alien Students Continues Congress Supports Judicial Watch Taxpayer Lawsuit against DC Government What Does the FBI Have on the Obama Gang? The Fight over Financial Aid to Illegal Alien Students Continues Too often, politicians at every level will ignore the clear language of a law if it doesn’t let them do as they wish. This is evident on two fronts this week: in California and here in the District of Columbia. First California. You will recall that we filed a taxpayer lawsuit in August 2014 challenging a decision by the University of...
  • Dept. of Ed. Wonders Why 40% of Student Borrowers Don’t Make Payments; Blame Bush (Seriously)!

    04/07/2016 7:32:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 04/07/2016 | Mike Shedlock
    Over 40 percent of those in student loan programs have stopped making payments. Many borrowers have never made any payments.The department of education (a useless body that I would eliminate in one second if given the chance), cannot figure out why this is happening.“We obviously have not cracked that nut but we want to keep working on it,” said Ted Mitchell, the Education Department’s under secretary.The Wall Street Journal reports More Than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments. More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government’s main student-loan program aren’t making payments or are behind on...
  • What Consequences? Judge Rules Student Loans Of Broke Lawyers Can Be Cancelled

    03/28/2016 4:48:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/28/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following SCOTUS' decision not to hear a case making it easier to get rid of student debt, and The White House's push to ease student loan 'burdens', WSJ reports a federal judge ruled law-school graduates who file for bankruptcy protection can cancel the debt they racked up while studying for the bar exam. In an opinion filed Thursday, Judge Carla Craig of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., said bar-exam loan debt is “a product of an arm’s-length agreement on commercial terms” and doesn’t fall into the category of student loans that stick with a borrower who files...
  • Free tuition for Trump's children?

    03/18/2016 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 12 replies
    vanity
    Hillary and Bernie want to pay for Donald's children's college education??
  • Everything you need to know about college financial woes: How tuition dollars are being spent

    03/17/2016 9:39:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Silver Chips Online ^ | 03/17/2016 | by Neida Mbuia Joao, Online Op/Ed Editor
    Everything you need to know about college financial woes Students must know how their tuition dollars are being spent by Neida Mbuia Joao, Online Op/Ed Editor It’s no secret that colleges have been having financial problems since the 2008 recession, which led to cuts in college funding. The cost of college is skyrocketing--the average cost of attendance at a four-year public university has quadrupled over the past 35 years--and more and more students are paying for school out of pocket. Today’s prospective students have been spooked with discussion of the possibly mythical, but in some ways very real “college loan...
  • Can Our Colleges be Saved?

    03/10/2016 6:11:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The public is steadily losing confidence in undergraduate education, given that we hear constantly about how poorly educated are today's graduates and how few well-paying jobs await them. The cost of college is a national scandal. Collective student loan debt in America is about $1.2 trillion. Campus political correctness is now daily news. How could higher education be held accountable and thereby be reformed? Just as expensive new roofs are not supposed to leak, $100,000 educations should not leave students unprepared for the real world upon graduation. Rain and snow calibrate the effectiveness of a roofer's work, but how does...
  • Let Them Go Bankrupt: The federal student loan guarantee isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    02/18/2016 6:33:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/18/2016 | Ike Brannon
    Most student loans in the United States are guaranteed by the federal government. The main difference between private loans and the guaranteed loans is that the former usually come with a higher interest rate: Students generally don't seek these out until they cannot access guaranteed loans any longer. However, neither type can normally be discharged via bankruptcy. The problem with government-backed loans is that the guarantee creates a moral hazard of the same sort that bedeviled mortgage markets before and during the Great Recession. A college can treat a guaranteed student loan as a sure thing with no attendant obligations:...
  • Bernie Sanders's Free College Tuition Problem: Shakedown of the nation's students

    02/14/2016 12:49:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2016 | By Michael Bargo, Jr.
    Bernie Sanders is running for president of the United States proclaiming that under his presidency, all Americans will have the opportunity to attend public college for free. There's only one fly in the ointment of this free college proposal: today in Illinois, half of the public college and university tuition goes not toward education, but toward pensions for college professors who no longer work. So in order for Sanders to make college free, someone, other than students, has to pick up the huge cost of the retired professors' pensions. He has said nothing about eliminating this cost by forcing public...
  • Indenturing Students: Young voters should be very cautious in accepting Sanders' Free College

    02/10/2016 10:12:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2016 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    Young voters should be very cautious in accepting Bernie Sanders' idea that college should be free. Anybody who thinks this socialist-spun fantasy is a responsible plan should look at the rising student loan debt. It is now at $1.3 trillion and is stifling the finances of young people who want to get married, buy a house, buy a car, or pursue any other financial goals. Socialism is a millstone around the necks of America's middle class and poor. Anyone who disagrees with this should look at how the cost of a college education has risen much faster than wages. This...
  • Alan Grayson joins Bernie Sanders’ move for free college tuition

    01/23/2016 1:56:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | January 21, 2016 | Scott Powers
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson announced Thursday he had filed a bill to make tuition free and restructure student loans for students at public colleges and universities. Grayson, an Orlando Democrat running for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, modeled his House Resolution 4385, introduced last week, after a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last year by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for president. The would have the U.S. Department of Education award grants to states to allow them to eliminate tuition and other required fees at state colleges and universities. The bill was referred to the House Committee on...
  • Remy: Students United (Tuition Protest Song)

    12/22/2015 7:20:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/22/15 | Reason TV
    Collegians everywhere are asking tough questions: Why is our tuition so high? Where are our jobs? Can't you see your words hurt me, you dumb piece of sh*t? Approximately 2 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Video and graphics by Austin Bragg. Music tracks by Ben Karlstrom. Go to https://reason.com/reasontv/2015/12/2... for downloadable versions and subscribe to ReasonTV's YouTube Channel to receive notifications when new material goes live. LYRICS: We're the students united and nothing can tamp us! we're taking our message to all parts of campus! The administration's who we're trying to find we want to know why our tuition's...
  • Student loan subsidies blamed for nearly all college tuition increases

    12/22/2015 9:44:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    America Thinker ^ | 12/22/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    A new study from the prestigious and scrupulously non-political National Bureau of Economic Research (which designates the beginning and end of recessions) blames student loan subsidies for nearly all of the tuition increases that have caused college education to become so expensive as to financially cripple families and indebted students.  Professor Alex Tabarrock explains the highly technical paper at the Foundation for Economic Education: Grey Gordon and Aaron Hedlund create a sophisticated model of the college market and find that a large fraction of the increase in tuition can be explained by increases in subsidies. (snip) Remarkably, so much...
  • $100K in debt, 1 semester left and no cosigner in sight (Small Violin)

    12/19/2015 9:14:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 18, 2015 | Vanessa Sanchez
    Because no one is able to co-sign her student loans, Ashley Fleming, a 24-year-old college senior with one more semester left, may not be able to graduate. With close to $100,000 in student loans, and no longer allowed to take another leave of absence to work, Fleming has resorted to crowdfunding her tuition and set up a GoFundMe page to ask for help.
  • German Universities Now All Free of Tuition Fees for International Students

    11/19/2015 3:43:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    MiGreat ^ | 10/2014 | JOSEPHINE GOUBE
    Universities in Germany are now free of tuition fees for all including international students. Lower Saxony became the last of seven German states to abolish their tuition fees, which were already extremely low. German universities had been charging for tuition since 2006. The measure proved unpopular, and German states began dropping them one by one. It is now all gone throughout the country, even for foreigners. This means that now, both domestic and international undergraduate students at public universities in Germany are able to study in Germany for free, with just a small fee to cover administration -- usually between...
  • The 'most innovative school' in the US is now offering the world's cheapest MBA

    10/22/2015 1:18:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Arizona State University ranked number one on the US News & World Report's 2015 Most Innovative Schools list, besting second-place Stanford for that award. It seems the university is putting that innovation into action with a recent announcement that it will be the first school to offer its full-time MBA program completely free of charge, as first reported by Poets & Quants. Though it would come at a financial loss — more than $20 million annually — the school believes it is an important and necessary investment that will grow an entrepreneurial community of graduates who otherwise wouldn't be able...
  • Making College Affordable: Here are some ideas

    10/17/2015 7:33:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2015 | Bruce Walker
    The left plans to pitch to middle-class families and young adults who want a college degree to make college free. Conservatives have a great chance to counterpunch on this issue. Academia, like all other institutions under the totalitarian thumb of the left, is ridiculously expensive and filled with all sorts of pet bureaucracies. The approach of the left is not to cut the costs of college and to make it as easy and cheap as possible, but rather to subsidize whatever academicians' bray that they need without any serious questioning. Higher education is, of course, heavily dependent upon government appropriation,...
  • The Price of an M.B.A. at This School? Free

    10/15/2015 8:07:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/15/2015 | Lindsay Gellman
    One program at Arizona State University’s business school has a brand-new price tag: $0. Starting next fall, the W. P. Carey School of Business plans to offer full scholarships to all incoming full-time M.B.A. students. The goal is to attract students with nontraditional backgrounds and career aims, and kick off a new business curriculum, leaders say. At the heart of the decision to eliminate tuition was school leaders’ desire to change the complexion of its M.B.A. class, said Carey’s dean, Amy Hillman. Carey’s full-time M.B.A. student body is “a fairly traditional M.B.A. class,” in Ms. Hillman’s words, with the bulk...
  • The Biggest Problem with Student Loans

    09/13/2015 6:37:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/13/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    As a purely economic matter, the principle of diminishing returns applies to education. Little Moonbeam almost certainly will be financially better off in life with her B.A. in women’s studies (the fact that one has an undergraduate degree matters more than what subject the degree is in), but the M.F.A. in creative writing on top of that probably will not pay comparable dividends, and the inevitable doctorate in social work is likely to prove a zero-return investment. We’re talking purely financial concerns here: Of course an intellectually curious man who makes a fine living as a specialist welder would be...
  • YOUGOV POLL: Three-fifths want taxes to fund debt-free college

    08/21/2015 1:06:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 08/21/2015
    Americans are divided on whether or not to use tax money to pay tuition at public schools, but the sentiment behind Hillary's college plan is popular  One of the major points of debate in the Democratic primary has been the growing cost of college tuition, even at state schools. The average in-state tuition was just over $9,000 in 2015, a 225% increase since 1985. Hillary Clinton announced a $350bn plan to increased federal funding for grants, states and colleges to make sure no student or family has to borrow money to pay for in-state tuition. Her main opponent, Bernie Sanders,...
  • Mark Cuban pans Clinton college plan

    08/19/2015 6:43:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 17, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban says Hillary Clinton's plan to curb growing student-loan debt will actually make attending college more expensive. “[Hillary’s plan] stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it,” Cuban said on his Cyber Dust app on Friday. “Just as easy money led to the real estate bubble a few years ago, the easier it is to borrow money for college the easier it is for colleges to raise tuition. Tuition keeps going up because no matter how high they raise it, students can still borrow more to pay for it,” Cuban...
  • Mark Cuban informs Hillary her college tuition plan won’t work. Because of economics.

    08/19/2015 7:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    He could probably also offer her some pointers on tech jargon as well. Or, the proper cloth for wiping data. But on this subject, Cuban essentially says, It’s the bubble, stupid. “[Hillary’s plan] stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it,” Cuban said on his Cyber Dust app on Friday.“Just as easy money led to the real estate bubble a few years ago, the easier it is to borrow money for college the easier it is for colleges to raise tuition. Tuition keeps going up because no matter how high they raise...
  • Hillary’s Student Loan Proposal Fails to Understand Math, Millennials

    08/15/2015 6:45:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/15/2015 | Spencer Brown
    Millennials. Some think weÂ’re lazy, others think our unorthodox career paths are how we game the system. Among our biggest pet peeves are a lack of upward mobility and a rigid, one-size-fits-all prescription for finding success. The worst? When established keepers of the status quo try to force the future they think is best, with little opportunity to escape the allegedly good intentions of an overzealous government. Just what has our expansive government done for young Americans, and what will it do to us as we get older? Forty million of us pursued higher education and are on the hook...
  • Why College Tuition is Out of Sight: The Federal Government

    08/15/2015 4:52:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Our health care system and our system of higher education have a lot more in common than you might think. As I explained in a previous column at Forbes, in both systems a third-party payer pays a good portion of the bill, leaving consumers and producers with perverse incentives to take advantage of it. The financing of both systems is dysfunctional. There is much waste and inefficiency. And low-income families are the least well served. Here is what I wrote two years ago: We spend about twice as much as other developed countries as a fraction of national output. Yet...
  • How One Hedge Fund Is Betting Against The $1.2 Trillion Student Loan Bubble

    08/11/2015 3:10:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/11/2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Monday, we got some color on Hillary Clinton’s $350 billion plan to make college more affordable. Students and former students across the country owe more than $1.2 trillion in college loans, and as Bill Ackman so eloquently put it earlier this year, "there’s no way they’re going to pay it back." The fact that America’s student loan bubble is the focus of what may well end up being one of Clinton’s most expensive policy proposals speaks volumes about the urgency of the problem. Of course there are some other folks who understand how quickly the situation is deteriorating. Chief...
  • Hillary Proposal: Let’s spend $350 billion to make college … affordable?

    08/11/2015 10:05:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps Hillary Clinton has a different definition of “affordable” than most of us. A plan that spends $350 billion can be defined as many things, but affordable is not on that list. Still, Hillary’s plan raises the stakes among a demographic that Democrats cannot afford to lose: Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce a $350 billion plan Monday to make college affordable and relieve the burden of student debt for millions of Americans, drawing on popular tenets of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. …At the heart of the plan, dubbed the New College Compact, is an incentive program...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'I Will Fight to...Make Every Public College and University in America Tuition

    08/11/2015 8:48:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 99 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/11/2015 | staff
    At an event in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, where he accepted the endorsement of the National Nurses United, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said he would fight as president to enact legislation making all public colleges and university in the country free.
  • There's a big problem with the government's offer to 'forgive' your mountain of student-loan debt

    08/11/2015 7:53:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/11/2015 | JONATHAN GARBER AND ANDY KIERSZ
    Student-loan debt is a big problem. The latest Federal Reserve data shows there is nearly $1.3 trillion in outstanding student-loan debt in the US. In late 2009 and early 2010, student-loan debt passed auto loans, credit cards, and home-equity lines of credit as the biggest debt burden Americans face. According to Debt.org, "The latest studies say that 70% of college graduates leave school with student-loan debt that in 2014 averaged $33,000." Realizing graduates were struggling to repay their heavy debt burdens, the government announced a few plans that would allow student debt to be forgiven over time. The loan-forgiveness repayment...
  • Bernie Sanders is unveiling a free college tuition bill. Will it work?

    08/10/2015 11:38:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/10/2015 | By Rowena Lindsay
    Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (D) of Vermont is planning to unveil a bill that, if passed, will make tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free. In addition to eliminating college tuition at public colleges, Mr. Sanders' bill would expand work-study programs, and seeks to lower student debt and student loan rates – a system modeled after those of European countries such as Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. Earlier this year, Sanders called for free tuition for college freshman and sophomores, and recently other liberal politicians have also taken up the cause of making college more affordable for American students...
  • Hillary Clinton Unveils $350 billion plan to kill college debt

    08/10/2015 11:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/10/2015 | By NIRVI SHAH and KIMBERLY HEFLING
    Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan — a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans. The plan, which would change the way a large swath of Americans pay for college, borrows ideas from the left and the right and even expands a program enacted by her husband. It includes ideas already being discussed in Congress and for which groundwork has been laid by the Obama administration. The proposal, dubbed the New College Compact, is unlikely to win over many in the GOP because...
  • How Taxpayer Subsidies for Students Drives Up College Tuition

    08/06/2015 7:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/05/2015 | William f. Shugart II
    Quickly on the heels of the release “Love Gov” -- the Independent Institute’s satirical videos series on meddlesome government -- a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York concludes that federal aid to college students raises the cost of higher education. Duh! Many observers have been puzzled by the relentless increase in tuitions charged by private and public schools alike -- at a growth rate greater than that of any component of the consumer price index, including health care. Some blame the price increases on the greed of campus administrators. But that assessment is an unfair...
  • GW Admissions Goes “Test-Optional”

    07/30/2015 7:48:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 29, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT are no longer required by George Washington University. In its weekly e-mail newsletter, the school proudly announced this shift in its admissions process. The move is effective August 1st, 2015, meaning that “those applying to GW for the 2016-17 school year will have the option to include” the test scores in their application or not to. What is the reasoning behind this? The school claimed the following: “High school coursework and grades will continue to be the most important factors in GW’s holistic review process, along with a student’s writing skills, recommendations,...
  • Why Financial Aid Helps Colleges More Than Students

    07/13/2015 9:09:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    College affordability is a hot political topic these days, with President Obama pushing to make two-year community colleges free for all Americans. People want college to be affordable both to raise future productivity and to address inequality issues by equalizing access to higher education as much as possible. Yet as important as this issue it, it has also been one fraught with misguided policy and is a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences. New research by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows exactly how bad the flaws in our current government policies are. David...
  • Miami A 'Sanctuary City' For Undocumented Immigrants

    A Man behind bars in San Fransico facing murder charges by many are wondering how he was still in the U-S after he'd already been deported five times, but never left the country. San Francisco is a 'Sanctuary City', meaning local law enforcement is not obligated to report illegal immigrants to federal authorities. Immigration Attorney Nera Shefer says Miami is also a sanctuary city, and something like this could possibly happen in our back yard.
  • A teaspoon of sugar: Many college kids are depending on sugar daddies to pay for their tuition

    06/19/2015 4:55:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Economist ^ | 06/18/2015
    NEARLY three-quarters of the graduates now leaving America’s colleges are saddled with debt. On average, they owe $35,051. By comparison, roughly half of all graduates carried debt in 1995 and it averaged less than a third as much, says Edvisors, which tracks student aid (see chart). As the cost of university has risen, so has the number of “sugar babies” who pay for it by selling companionship and sex to wealthy older men. Monthly pay for this is typically about $3,000, though some “sugar daddies” offer much more. According to SeekingArrangement, a firm based in Las Vegas, two-thirds of sugar-baby...
  • Suit challenges South Carolina tuition rules [instate tuition for illegals]

    06/14/2015 4:01:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | June 09, 2015 | Seanna Adcox
    "......Attorney Michelle Lapointe with the Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday the regulations often make it impossible for talented, high-achieving citizens to afford college, as the out-of-state rate can be triple the cost of in-state tuition. Non-residents also cannot receive lottery-backed state scholarships, need-based grants or tuition assistance."
  • These 5 new charts show parents aren't prepared to pay for their kid's college education

    06/11/2015 8:57:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2015 | Libby Kane
    According to data from the College Board forecasted by NerdWallet, the average cost of tuition for kids born in 2015 who attend a private four-year college 18 years from now will be $261,793.For those kids attending a public four-year college, it will be $133,528.No wonder some parents start thinking about paying for college before their children are even born.In its latest report, How America Saves for College 2015, student lender Sallie Mae and market research company Ipsos surveyed nearly 2,000 American parents with at least one child under the age of 18 to find out how families are thinking about...
  • US will erase student debt for Corinthian students

    06/09/2015 1:35:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost taxpayers as much as $3.6 billion. Corinthian Colleges was one of the largest for-profit schools when it nearly collapsed last year and became a symbol of fraud in the world of higher education and student loans....
  • Overeducated Writer Explains Why He Defaulted On His Student Loans, Asks "Am I a Deadbeat?"

    06/07/2015 2:33:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/07/2015 | Tyler Durden
    There are some valid points raised in Lee Siegel's 1100 word rant against college loans (if not so much against college education). There are some bad ones. But two things are clear: the words "personal" and/or "responsibility" were used precisely zero times, and the op-ed writer, who described himself as "the author of five books who is writing a memoir about money", is hardly a glowing advertisement for an education attained (funded with either debt or equity) at one of the Ivy League's "best", Columbia University.That, or the return on money after spending nearly a decade in university and...
  • Arizona State has doubled tuition, finds $500K to give to Clintons

    05/30/2015 12:18:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 5/28/15 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    While Arizona State University has almost doubled its tuition over the past 10 years amid claims that it needs more state money, the school somehow had the funds to give half a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. According to The Arizona Republic, the public university paid $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation to host the former president-Bill Clinton; former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and their daughter, Chelsea, during a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) event in 2014. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Bill’s wife, is the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential race. Mark...
  • Sky-High College Costs and Student Mental Health Care

    05/28/2015 7:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/28/2015 | By Christopher Carson
    Track star and Ivy-League freshman student Madison Holleran, age 19, had been a “happy go lucky,” though achievement-oriented, kid all her life, according to her father. She had no history of mental illness. At home for Christmas break last year, she broke down and told her parents that she had been having suicidal thoughts and was depressed. Her mother said that “I was shocked. She’s never been depressed before,” according to the Daily Mail. “I knew she needed a therapist, but I couldn’t get her an appointment because it was weekend.” Madison seemed to respond somewhat to the TLC she...
  • Democrats Seeking Pell Grants for Inmates at the Expense of the Law Abiding

    05/23/2015 8:59:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Red Statements ^ | May 23, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    Six democrats are seeking to grant Pell Grants to inmates in prison. They claim that it will make them desirable applicants to companies when they get out of prison. Hey liberals, believe it or not companies aren’t clamoring for graduates of Stu’s University online even if they haven’t knocked off a bank or raped small children. So, why would these cons be employable? Of course, if they were to take computer classes they might stop mugging senior citizens and join the growing identity theft industry. It’s also important to know that there is not an endless pool of money in...
  • Teen Genius Solves College Loan Conundrum that So Baffles President Obama

    05/22/2015 12:03:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/22/2015 | Charlotte Hays
    A brilliant young man has single-handedly solved the problem of college loan debt. It was a daringly simple maneuver! Tennessee high school senior Ronald Nelson, Jr., who is a National Merit Scholar, star athlete, sax player, SAT high scorer, and student body president, turned down acceptances from eight Ivy League colleges and will instead attend the University of Alabama this fall. Young Ronald seems to have absorbed at an early age a lesson that eludes many youths (and those who have long since left youth behind): avoid going head over heels in debt. This is not to denigrate an Ivy...
  • Bernie Sanders makes the pitch for free college tuition

    05/19/2015 10:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show ^ | May 19, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Even Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) most ardent supporters would probably concede, albeit grudgingly, that he faces very long odds in the 2016 presidential race. So why run? Because there’s value in having a national platform for bold, progressive ideas that might otherwise be ignored. Bloomberg Politics reported yesterday, for example, on Sanders’ new plan to make public college tuition-free in the United States. The plan will provide tuition-free higher education to students at four-year colleges, the statement said, and is modeled after the way many European nations handle the costs of college. “Countries like Germany, Denmark, Sweden and many more...
  • Race, Socioeconomics and Funding

    05/14/2015 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2015 | Nick Kowalski
    At the South by Southwest education conference in Austin, Texas recently, on a panel entitled “What’s Next for Access and Affirmative Action?” administrators such as Anne-Marie Nunez from the University of Texas (UT) system revealed some of their thought processes. Nunez, an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UT, San Antonio, explained that one of her projects included an initiative designed for Latina immigrants in California. When “underrepresented minority students” were instructed “to think about sociopolitical issues,” they “began to build more of a sense of entitlement,” she said, adding that it is “a different kind of...
  • University to host first summit for undocumented students in higher education

    05/01/2015 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    UC President Janet Napolitano and the President’s Advisory Council on Undocumented Students will host a national summit on undocumented students from May 7-8. The invitation-only conference, which aims to discuss the needs and challenges that undocumented students face in higher education, will bring together undocumented youth leaders, immigration advocates, researchers, government officials, artists and funders from across the country. This is the first time the university is hosting a summit on undocumented students, according to UC Office of the President spokesperson Shelly Moron. Moron added that the summit expands upon Napolitano’s previous work, such as her distribution of $5 million...
  • OpEd: Texas economy could freeze up if school opportunities for undocumented are limited

    04/30/2015 1:00:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | April 30, 2015 | By Dolores Sosa Green
    To borrow a quote from Game of Thrones, which recently had its season 5 premiere, “Winter is coming.” This is what can happen in Texas, our economy could start to freeze up, if we limit educational opportunities for undocumented students in Texas by passing Senate Bill 1819. It would end the dreams of thousands of Texas high school graduates, who have lived here since they were children, and rely on in-state tuition regardless of immigration status. The push to rescind 14 years of in-state tuition to these students, known as Dreamers, will greatly impact the Texas economy — a college...
  • North Texas Community Colleges Have State's Highest Number of Undocumented Students

    04/28/2015 11:37:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    KERA News (NPR) ^ | April 28, 2015 | By STELLA M. CHÁVEZ
    Texas legislators are debating whether to repeal the Texas Dream Act. Signed by then-Governor Rick Perry in 2001, the law allows certain undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. A recent Texas Tribune analysis revealed that the majority of undocumented students who pay in-state tuition rates don't attend four-year universities – they’re in community colleges. And most are in school here in North Texas. Like many immigrants, Alejandra Miranda and her parents left their native El Salvador for a “better life.” That was 12 years ago. She’s 23 now and enrolled at North Lake College in Irving. As she sat in...
  • In-state tuition bill falls one vote short (Tennessee)

    04/23/2015 10:13:52 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 21 replies
    WSMV TV (Nashville) ^ | Apr 22, 2015 | Hayley Mason
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A bill that would offer in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in Tennessee failed to pass the legislature on Wednesday. View from the Hill State lawmakers argued for more than two hours on the bill that has been four years in the making. The issue had bipartisan support, but many teetered on if this was an education issue or about immigration reform. Ultimately, the bill failed by a single vote. Several students dressed in graduation caps and gowns came to the state House to support the bill. They carried signs to represent the jobs they hope to...
  • How colleges misspend your tuition money

    04/15/2015 2:28:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/15/2015 | Ted Scheinman
    I am on the phone with a humanities professor at a small, nationally revered liberal-arts college, and she is telling me about the seltzer situation in the faculty lounge. "You know, the dean said we need to get the beverages out of there." "And that's, like, a hygiene thing?" "No, it's because they're worried we're spending too much on Diet Coke and those aluminum cans of seltzer." "Oh." "And the president just replaced his hood ornament with a Fabergé egg. Our Manhattan consulting firm said it was the only way to upstage Dartmouth." OK, I made up the egg thing,...