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Can President Obama’s Higher Education Fix Work?

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Gene Marks of Inc. magazine writes that President Obama's higher education plan "may be a little showboat-y, but it's a start to a discussion that needs to happen.

Obama released his college scorecard in the spring. Last week, he announced more proposals to hold colleges accountable by linking financial aid for students to …

Seeking The American Dream, Crushed By The Debt That Gets You There

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About 60 percent of all undergraduates take out loans to pay for school. Nicole Stockdale of The Dallas Morning News writes: "A student cannot be denied a federal student loan because of a bankruptcy or low credit scores, and no collateral is needed. Basically, as long as you apply, stay enrolled in …

33 Million Workers Could Have Student Loans Forgiven

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The government's consumer advocate said this week that more than 33 million workers qualify to have their student loans forgiven because they work in schools, hospitals or city halls, but too few take advantage of the options because the programs are overly complicated and often confusing.

About a quarter of the U.S. workforce …

Lots Of Talk And Lots Of Unanswered Questions On Obama’s Education Plan

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Top White House officials might be stressing higher education as the ticket to a middle-class lifestyle, but they have provided few concrete examples of how President Barack Obama’s new college affordability plan will work.

The broad outline is as follows: The administration will base how much federal financial aid colleges get on a …

Sec. Of Education: Graduation Rates ‘Nothing We Can Be Proud Of’

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Michel Martin of NPR News visited with the nation's top education official, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, as students across the United States head back to school and many are observing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. One of the cornerstones of the civil rights movement has always been access to …

Call It A SMOC

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When two University of Texas at Austin psychology professors take the stage for the fall semester’s first session of Introduction to Psychology later this week, their audience will consist of a production crew and their equipment. The professors’ research shows their students benefit from computer-based learning to the point where they don’t …

Richard Vedder: The Real Reason College Costs So Much

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Ohio University's Richard Vedder, who directs the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, has taught college economics since 1965 and published papers on the likes of Scandinavian migration, racial disparities in unemployment and tax reform. Over the last decade he's made himself America's foremost expert on the economics of higher education, which …

Can Obama Beat The College Rankings Game?

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With a new ratings system to be rolled out by the Department of Education before the 2015 school year, colleges will be assessed first and foremost on performance metrics. The proposal might sound like common sense, but compared to how most rankings are done it’s somewhat radical.

For example, U.S. News & World …

The Rise Of College Costs: Rising, Yet Often Exaggerated

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“Soaring college costs” is a phrase journalists and speechwriters have applied frequently to descibe the rising costs of pursuing a college degree. While its become conventional wisdom that the cost of attending college has risen far more than the cost of just about any other major item in family budgets, are costs …

Udacity CEO Says MOOC ‘Magic Formula’ Emerging

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Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun believes vindication is at hand after weathering a round of negative publicity.

Formerly a Stanford University professor as well as the founder of the Google X Labs, Thrun co-founded Udacity in 2011 to explore the possibilities of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Thrun is claiming an early victory in …

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