Is College Worth It? Increasingly, the Answer is No

Is college worth it? Throughout history the answer has been a resounding ‘yes!’ A college degree has the gateway to success for every generation, a piece of paper that has largely ensured relative financial comfort. Increasingly, however, some are finding that, at best, the value of a college education is diminishing, and at worst, it’s…
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Clinton’s College Plan Ignores the Real Problem

Hillary Clinton is desperate to collect the votes of Millennials. She’s successfully bribed Sanders’ to campaign to woo his younger supporters, she’s mobilized popular entertainment figures, and she’s building a massive campus-based organization that will work in conjunction with other college mobilization efforts. “It is basically going to be non-stop once schools are in session,”…
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Clinton’s Plan to Reduce College Costs Could Actually Fuel a Tuition Spiral

Hillary Clinton’s seems to believe that if she wants to replicate President Obama’s electoral success all she needs to do is emulate his campaign. She’s hiring the same top advisers, she’s using the same infrastructure, even the “Hillary for America” name is a direct rip-off of “Obama for America.” But the crucial ingredient is trying…
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Why Young Adults Shouldn’t Bite on the Bait of Free Tuition Promises

Do you remember President Obama’s big splashy push from the State of the Union to make community colleges tuition free? Yea, us neither. Despite all the big initial talk from the White House, and the rounds of stories that dissected the plan from every angle, including two stories from us (here and here), it barely…
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Shouldn’t Students At Least Be Involved in the Conversation Over Tuition Redistristribution?

Over the past several years the nation has finally begun a conversation about how much the government should transfer wealth from one person to another. Entitlements programs like Medicaid are designed to transfer wealth from wealthier Americans to poorer ones. President Obama’s new health care law is framed in a way that forces younger people…
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Obama’s Higher Education Plan A Promising Step Towards Conservative Reforms

President Obama’s summer barnstorming tour got off to a less than robust start. What was billed as the latest, greatest pivot to the economy in which the president would unveil new plans to jumpstart the stalled economy, simply didn’t deliver. It was more of what we’ve come to expect from an Obama speech: pointed attacks…
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