Race-based admissions policies in higher education dodged another bullet Thursday, with the Supreme Court ruling narrowly to uphold a program that helps minority students get into the University of Texas.
In a 4-3 decision, the court held that Texas' program admitting some students based on consideration of race is constitutional but that the university must continue to reassess the policy and show that other means of addressing diversity concerns have failed.
"The record here reveals that the... Read more
Norberto Orellana remembers all the times he had to study by flashlight or carry textbooks with him everywhere to prevent them from being stolen. But he focuses more on his future than his turbulent past.
Not only did Orellana, 18, persevere through homelessness and cerebral palsy to become the first person in his family to earn a high school diploma, he also graduated with honors on June 9 from Miami's rigorous School for Advanced Studies and... Read more
By failing for decades to regulate for-profit colleges, the federal government encouraged a predatory industry that saddled poor and working-class people with crippling student debt, often in return for useless degrees or no degrees at all. The industry accomplished this by relying on the federal student aid program for virtually all of its revenue. But the Obama administration took steps last week that could keep future students from falling into this trap.
The cost of poor... Read more
College graduates who received their degrees during the late 2000s and early 2010s faced the daunting task of trying to launch careers in the worst economy and job market since the 1930s. Skyrocketing student loan debt compounded their troubles. Since 1990, increases in college tuition have outpaced inflation by a factor of three, while wages have grown more slowly than inflation.
A member of the class of 1990 graduated with less than $9,000 in student debt on average,... Read more
You've graduated from college, launched a career, and maybe gotten married or purchased a home. But one part of your past continues to give you headaches: your student loans.
The rate of increase in the average amount students borrow has slowed in recent years, but borrowers are still racking up debt -- about $25,000 to $30,000, on average, on the way to graduation, according to the College Board. Worse, when it comes to repaying that debt,... Read more
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“We have spoken. We are speaking. Pay attention.”
So said Yale University students to the faculty of the English department, perfectly encapsulating the attitude of the college activist in 2016. Students…
College administrators typically rely on standardized tests to decide which students should proceed directly to college-level classes and which students should start in remedial courses. But a new Alaska study…