“Over 100,000 of them died in service. May their memory offer perspective to those who are fortunate enough to have worries about employment, student loans, and home-buying.”
Today’s news includes tales of debt, divorce, bots, and success for the degree-not’s!
The disturbing truth of the survey is that higher education, like Jim Comey, is now disliked by a majority of both Democrats and Republicans, only for different reasons.
Cynics proclaim “college is dead” and the public’s contempt for higher ed is growing. We review five key causes behind this unfortunate situation.
Like a latter-day Thelma and Louise facing a cliff of financial apocalypse, Democrats and Republicans have held hands, abandoned caution and gunned the nation’s T-bird forward with pedal-to-the-metal spending. Now the citizens in the backseat are only left to wonder how far the flagging desert winds will carry us before we meet the canyon floor.
Like Americans, the British suffer from familiar education problems such as massive student debt, institutional budget cuts, and skills gaps between employers’ needs and students’ qualifications. Unlike Americans, the British commonly address these problems through apprenticeships. In honor of the UK’s National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke with England’s “Apprentice Finder,” Adrian Bird, to learn more about the success of these programs.
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If you have ever made payments on student loans, how would you feel if the government forgave the debt of others who had not paid? Effectively, you would have paid for student debt twice–first for your own, then second, as a taxpayer, for those who had their loans erased.
Granted, the Department of Education has an obligation to inform the public about financial aid options and all of the details relating to FAFSA application processes. But taking on years of debt is far more serious than dancing groundhogs or dudes with horse heads.