Students Deserve Answers

March 19, 2014 | Blog, News

I met with a group of 15 undergraduates today at one of New York’s fine community colleges.  The students ranged…

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Not So Fast: Cautions About the President’s New FAFSA Campaign

March 8, 2014 | Blog, News

It’s nearly impossible to afford college today without some federal financial assistance, whether from grants, loans, or work-study. The form known…

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Student Loans: Personal Troubles or Public Issues?

March 5, 2014 | Blog, News

On Thursday, a coalition of organizations from across the nation will launch a multi-year campaign called Higher Ed, Not Debt….

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Americans Should Do Something About This

February 7, 2014 | Blog, News

Think college is affordable in the United States? Affordability of Annual College Enrollment by Family Income and Institution Type  …

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Solutions to Student Debt Must Include For-Profit Schools

February 5, 2014 | Blog, News

With permission, I am posting the testimony of David C. Dies, executive secretary of the Educational Approval Board, delivered today…

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Addressing Student Debt in Wisconsin

February 3, 2014 | Blog, News

On Wednesday morning at 10 am, a bill titled the “Higher Education, Lower Debt Act” will receive a hearing before…

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Reporters, You Can Do Better

November 27, 2013 | Blog

Dear Justin Smith of WECT, Fox News in Wilmington North Carolina, I viewed your news story on the Pell Grant…

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Teaching Remedial Writing (Hint: Mend it, Don’t End It)

November 26, 2013 | Blog

Since I’m in the midst of a sabbatical, for the upcoming months my blog will feature writing by talented colleagues…

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Reclaiming the Idea of the Public

November 25, 2013 | Blog

Since I’m in the midst of a sabbatical, for the upcoming months my blog will feature writing by talented colleagues…

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Comments on the 15 Credit Pell Grant Requirement

November 13, 2013 | Blog

In today’s New York Times, three highly-respected higher education analysts (Sandy Baum, Kristin Conklin, and Nate Johnson) make the case…

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