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  • The Right Needs To Adopt This Revolutionary Higher Ed Reform Plan Now: Time To Fix The Root Cause

    09/03/2019 9:20:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/03/2019 | By Willis L. Krumholz
    Far too many pundits believe culture is upstream from politics. That might be true, but bad policy is often upstream of culture. And it is shocking how often Republicans use the “culture” trope as an excuse for long-running inaction and lack of serious thought on needed policy changes.One such example is higher education. Speakers such as Heather Mac Donald have done an excellent job of highlighting examples of the far-left bias that is prevalent at America’s higher ed institutions. Conservative YouTube channels are great at highlighting the perils of conservative speakers attempting to speak on various campuses.But few address...
  • Kamala Harris Fails Spectacularly In Pell Grant Reform Roll-Out: How Many Does It Really Help?

    07/30/2019 7:32:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Senator Kamala Harris released her plan for a student loan debt forgiveness program for Pell grant recipients. She posted a tweet announcing her oddly specific plan and its requirements. The reaction to her plan didn’t go well. The responses came fast and furious. Yesterday I announced that, as president, I’ll establish a student loan debt forgiveness program for Pell Grant recipients who start a business that operates for three years in disadvantaged communities. https://t.co/ldwuC9RiIE— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 28, 2019 While potential voters are hungry for specifics from candidates in their plans, as a general rule, Kamala’s specifications for...
  • Free Tuition and Forgiving Student Debt will Not Save Radical College Faculty

    07/23/2019 7:22:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker | 07/23/2019 | Robert Weissberg
    Americans are keen supporters of higher education and Washington has traditionally generously concurred. But, in the 2020 presidential Democratic primary, several prominent potential nominees have endorsed once-unimaginable levels of government aid for college students. Elizabeth Warren, for example, recently announced that if elected she would spend $1.5 trillion (raised by higher taxes on the very rich) to eliminate up to $50,000 in student loan debt for those in household with incomes below $100,000 with smaller cancellations for households earning less than $250,000. Her plan would also abolish tuition at all public colleges while offering government grants for non-tuition expenses. Meanwhile,...
  • Sanders and Warren Have a $1.6 Trillion Bribe for Voters: The Student Loan Bailout

    07/09/2019 9:31:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/09/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. 62% of Democrat primary voters have a college degree. 29% have a postgrad degree. Thats in contrast to a national average of a third of Americans with college degrees and only around 13% with postgrad degrees. Those postgrad numbers are very significant. MA students make up 17% of student loan borrowers, but 38% of student loan debt. Graduate degree students borrowed $18,120 in one year compared to $5,460 for undergrads. Loan debt hits stratospheric numbers...
  • Guess What, Colleges? Two-Thirds Of Your Grads Regret Their Diploma, Costs and Major

    06/28/2019 12:02:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2019 | Andrew Malcolm
    For decades now it’s been a sellers’ market for American universities. Conventional wisdom held that the most important way to succeed in life was to get a college diploma, no matter the cost.Perhaps you’ve noticed university tuitions going up and up. And up. Inexorably.And so has the debt incurred by their students and those students’ parents. It now totals about $1.6 trillion.This being another tedious presidential election season, such a massive debt burden has attracted the attention of feeding politicians seeking to reap votes from younger Americans tasked with repaying the loans they signed up for.As we wrote here...
  • 2019 is final class of millennial college grads. Next stop: The Great American Affordability Crisis.

    06/20/2019 12:36:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/22/2019 | Hillary Hoffower
    Millennials are already aging out of higher education. The class of 2019 is the last of the generation to graduate college. Like many of their generational peers, this year's grads are walking into an affordability crisis for young Americans. It's triggered by several factors, including rising living costs, increasing student debt, and the ongoing fallout of the recession. Multiple studies show that millennials have less purchasing power than previous generations did at the same age. While millennials have benefited from a 67% rise in wages since 1970, according to Student Loan Hero, that increase isn't enough to keep up with...
  • Elizabeth Warren's forked tongue on cutting college costs; Anyone notice her Harvard salary?

    06/17/2019 7:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2019 | Monica Showalter
    As Elizabeth Warren blathers on about making college free and cutting educational costs, here's one worth looking at from Charlie Kirk: Charlie KirkVerified account @charliekirk11 Elizabeth Warren is running on eliminating student loan debt and cracking down on collegesWhich is odd, considering she was a part of the problem:She made over $429,981 in one year at HarvardIf professors really believed in socialism, why dont they teach for free? That's some bloated salary for a one-day-a-week teaching job for a fake Indian using thebenefitof affirmative action (much as they all deny it). And yes, Kirk's figure isconfirmed in the press....
  • Free University Nirvana?

    06/05/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/05/2019 | Brian Tomlinson
    Many of our left-wing radical politicians, a.k.a., snake oil salesmen, are pitching free university education for all. And it's not surprising: Teachers unions and university administrators might salivate at the thought. High school students about to embark on post-secondary education might think it is a wonderful idea. After all, Hollywood has portrayed the university experience as one of a continuous four-year party of sex, drinking, drugs and debauchery. Would an aspiring student need to take those annoying SAT and ACT college entrance exams if universities were tuition-free? Government would now control the university system. Who decides who would go to...
  • NBC: Strong Economy a Myth to Hungry and Homeless College Students

    05/21/2019 2:18:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 96 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 5/21/2019 | Kyle Drennan
    On Tuesday, NBCs Today show seized on a highly questionable survey claiming that many college students across the U.S. were being forced to choose between tuition or food. Correspondent Jacob Soboroff even went so far as to claim that The strong U.S. economy is a myth to many American college students. Eating or education? Jacob Soboroff with an eye-opening look at the cost of college and its toll, co-host Savannah Guthrie teased late in the 7:00 a.m. ET half hour. Just minutes prior to the segment, fellow co-host Craig Melvin repeated the melodramatic sentiment: Tuition or food? How the rising...
  • Billionaire will pay off debt of Morehouse College's 2019 graduates. Here's what that gesture means

    05/20/2019 7:20:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/20/2019 | Darran Simon
    Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith's commitment to pay off the student loan debt for graduates of the historically black Morehouse College covers millions of dollars, the school said. "When you have to service debt, the choices about what you can go do in the world are constrained," Morehouse President David A. Thomas said Sunday. "(Smith's gift) gives them the liberty to follow their dreams, their passions." Thomas told CNN on Monday that the exact amount of student loan debt to be covered was still being calculated. Smith's gesture, which Thomas called "a liberation gift," will enable graduates to have more...
  • BLUE COLLAR RAGE-Murphy cuts firefighter assistance while boosting aid for illegals

    05/07/2019 12:46:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | May 6, 2019 | Save Jersey
    TRENTON, N.J. Governor Phil Murphy is boosting legal aid for illegal immigrants and championing in-state tuition for non-citizens at a cost of millions to taxpayers living in his Sanctuary State. Firefighters and their families?
  • Why Sticking Everyones College Debt To Future Taxpayers Is Stupid And Immoral

    04/25/2019 12:25:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/25/2019 | Inez Feltscher Stepman
    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed a college debt payoff that she claims out-socialists Bernie Sanders. She may be right. Her proposal calls for not only universal free college, but also totally wiping out the college debt of 95 percent of borrowers, with some benefits available for people up with incomes reaching all the way up to $250,000. The plan is being sold as a boon to cash-strapped millennials and Gen-Zers, but the real recipients of largesse will be the institutions that offer those magical degrees: the universities. The biggest losers will be middle-class Americans. Americans collective $1.5 trillion...
  • The Student Debt Conundrum

    04/21/2019 5:56:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | 04/20/2019 | by Laurence M. Vance
    Using data from the Federal Reserve, Student Loan Hero an organization that provides resources, tools and information to help student loan borrowers understand their student loans and make intelligent repayment decisions reports that: Among the Class of 2018, 69% of college students took out student loans, and they graduated with an average debt of $29,800, including both private and federal debt. Meanwhile, 14% of their parents took out an average of $35,600 in federal Parent PLUS loans. Americans owe over $1.56 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 45 million borrowers. Thats about $521 billion more...
  • Georgetown University students vote to increase their tuition to pay slavery reparations

    04/12/2019 10:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/12/2019 | Daniel Jativa
    Georgetown University students overwhelmingly voted to increase their tuition to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves once owned by the school. The move comes as reparations are increasingly being discussed on the campaign trail for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The Georgetown University Student Association held the referendum this week, with students supporting the measure by a two-to-one margin. The fee would increase tuition at the nation's oldest Catholic university by nearly $28 per semester for every student. The money would go into a fund for descendants of the 272 slaves the Jesuits sold in 1838 to keep the...
  • The Cultural Failure Of Free College

    04/01/2019 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 32 replies
    Economist Ludwig von Mises observed the reality that virtually every government action creates unintended consequences that cause problems greater than the ones that were meant to be solved. But the Democratic Party that is now apparently fully onboard with free college for everyone is clearly unaware of this truism. That’s not too surprising as it has to do with economics, history and rational thought — all areas largely abandoned by the modern Democratic Party. So here are the almost assured consequences that will stem from such a policy (beyond the $7 trillion price tag) and each ends up conflicting directly...
  • Presidential Candidate Klobuchar at Townhall: No, Sorry, We Cant Afford Free College For Everyone

    02/19/2019 9:07:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2019 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, lots of oohing and ahhing among the chatterati over this answer from last night’s CNN event. It’s “on brand,” if nothing else. Klobuchar’s betting that (a) the leftist vote will split half a dozen ways, (b) Biden either will choose not to run or get sunk by leftist grievances against him when he gets in, leaving the center to her, and (c) her regional appeal will help her to a surprisingly strong finish in Iowa, elevating her into the top tier. This question and answer were a perfect opportunity for her to establish her centrist...
  • The Right Way to Cut College Costs

    11/29/2018 7:31:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/2018 | Brad Polumbo
    Total student debt hit an astronomical $1.48 trillion this year. The average graduate now leaves school with $40,000 in loans hanging over his head. So is it really a surprise that Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) won over millions of young people in 2016? After all, he campaigned on student-loan bailouts and free college. Many students desperate for an answer now support this agenda in the hope of escaping crushing amounts in debt. Yet government intervention is what created the higher-education bubble in the first place. One of the biggest factors behind skyrocketing tuition rates is the federal subsidization...
  • How Creative Destruction Has Begun To Pop The College Bubble

    11/28/2018 10:10:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/27/2018 | Dennis Weisman
    The economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term creative destruction––the idea that dynamic forces work incessantly to destroy existing business models and institutions and replace them with superior alternatives. Think Amazon. Academia’s myriad failings have set in motion a perennial gale of creative destruction that is breaking down existing institutions and replacing them with new models of higher education that provide a better value proposition. The fundamental problem is that universities provide too little and charge too much. Tuition has increased at a rate that far outpaces inflation; students are burdened with mountains of debt that dog them for decades and...
  • A Hidden Plan to Stick Taxpayers with Billions in Student-Loan Forgiveness

    10/23/2018 7:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2018 | By JASON DELISLE & CODY CHRISTENSEN
    The Aim Higher Act would let borrowers out of loans they could afford to pay back. Should the Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives in November, their largely unnoticed plan to forgive billions of dollars in student loans at taxpayer expense will be on the agenda. Many borrowers with the means to repay would qualify. The plan was devised by the top Democrat on the education committee, Representative Bobby Scott (Va.), as part of the Aim Higher Act, a reauthorization of student-aid programs. And earlier this month a group of Senate Democrats led by Jeff Merkley (Ore.) introduced...
  • NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

    08/20/2018 12:28:49 PM PDT · by aspasia · 35 replies
    npr ^ | aug 17, 2018 | JAMES DOUBEK
    In a move it said was to address the large cost of entering a career in medicine, New York University's School of Medicine said Thursday that it will offer full scholarships to all current and future students in its doctor of medicine program.