Education as an Economic Issue

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Many people think of higher education as the gateway to upward social mobility, but the reality is that colleges are more perpetuating class divides than Read More

Categories:  'Education as an Economic Issue'  

When students fall behind, what do you do? Students, especially poor minority and immigrant children, in Newark and Union City were performing abysmally. Newark tried Read More

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All the education in the world won’t help you overcome the biases of hiring managers. In a hiring study focused on class and gender, the Read More

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Homelessness in schools often goes unrecognized. Homeless students without a stable place to go at night are more likely to do poorly in class and Read More

Categories:  'Education as an Economic Issue'  

In 2015, the United State’s second-largest for-profit college operator was accused to compensating employees based on how many students they enrolled. Rewarding recruiters by commission Read More

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No higher education route brings guaranteed results. Columbia Law School 2010 graduate Jonathan Wang could tell you: he currently works in Manhattan as a tutor Read More

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College athletes can make the Dean’s List without showing up to any classes. Rashad McCants reveals that when he attended the University of North Carolina Read More

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What do we know about student debt? Or what do we not know about student debt would be a more pertinent question – with our Read More

Categories:  'Education as an Economic Issue'  

A college education is one of the best investments a young person can make. A bachelor’s degree means that a person typically earns $800,000 more Read More

Categories:  'Economic Inequality'   'Education as an Economic Issue'  

As more and more students are encouraged to attend college, almost sixty percent of Americans attend college, but more than a quarter of students who Read More

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Universities will go to great lengths to preserve the athletic prowess of their top-tier sports teams - especially the "revenue sports" of football and basketball Read More

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The federal government holds a portfolio of almost $1 trillion in student loans, "many of which appear to be troubled," but the Department of Education Read More

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Law schools lure in students who borrow to pay for a professional education, but after graduation, the jobs they've borrowed to attain do not exist Read More

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For-profit colleges make money by convincing low-income students, students of color, and veterans to take out federal loans, in order to fund a degree or Read More

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Can the super-rich "fix" the failures of urban education? Why are the chief executives of Salesforce, Netflix & Facebook allowed to inflict their pet educational Read More

Categories:  'Economic Inequality'   'Education as an Economic Issue'  

America's elite colleges present an image of meritocracy, but continue to cater to the wealthiest Americans. A new study, based on millions of anonymous tax records, shows Read More