Higher Education Loan Defaults Point at For-Profit Colleges

Higher Education Loan Defaults Point at For-Profit Colleges

A college degree is the primary mechanism for upward social mobility, or so suggests conventional wisdom. For thousands of American college students, however, that wisdom is challenged. According to the Labor Department, the cost of a 4-year college degree has risen 1120% over the past 35 years. To pay for education, more students are turning […]

Facebook and Single Mom Feed the Hungry

Facebook and Single Mom Feed the Hungry

Denise Heller volunteers at Penny’s Pantry at a senior center near her home in Palm Desert, California. For four years, Heller has worked to source food for her fixed-income clients. She says they often talk about the difficult choices they have to make between paying for necessary medications or paying for food. “What kind of […]

Common Core Carries on Amidst Controversy

Common Core Carries on Amidst Controversy

A month into the new school year, teachers in classrooms across the United States – at least in classrooms in the 40 plus states that have adopted Common Core State Standards – are working feverishly to incorporate the new standards in the areas of language arts and math. The standards were designed in accordance with […]

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