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Evangelical Jerry Falwell Jr. Says Trump Wanted to Make Him Education Secretary

The president of Liberty University says he turned down the job of education secretary in the forthcoming Trump administration for personal reasons.

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Revealed: How Wall Street and the Government Profit From Student Debt

In a riveting article by The Center for Investigative Reporting, authors James B. Steele and Lance Williams detail how indebted students suffer as others cash in.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE



Elizabeth Warren Calls for Total Overhaul of Student Loan System

“Everyone in government who is serious about standing up for the tens of millions of student loan borrowers in this country should embrace [these reforms],” the Massachusetts senator said of her five-point plan.

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Meet the Groups Fighting Against Limits on Restraining School Kids

Republicans say it is a matter of states’ rights.

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How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won’t Say

Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions. Could a little-known regulation help open the black box?

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 READ MORE



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How Profitable Are Students in 2013?

The Obama administration is set to pull in $51 billion from student loans this year, “a sum greater than the earnings of the nation’s most profitable companies and roughly equal to the combined net income of the four largest U.S. banks by assets,” The Huffington Post reports.

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The Student Loan Shuffle

Since last fall, one million borrowers have had their federal student loans randomly assigned to new loan-servicing companies, all nonprofits or subsidiaries of nonprofit organizations, thanks to a little-known provision in the 2010 healthcare overhaul.

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More U.S. Schools Moving to 4-Day Week

In this era of shrinking budgets, an increasing number of American public schools are closing their doors on Fridays. Besides stripping American children of one-fifth of their time available to learn, the shift is forcing working parents to seek expensive childcare while school employees see their pay reduced—or their jobs eliminated. (more)

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 READ MORE



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Falwell’s School Rolling in Federal Aid

Given that so many of the religious right’s mainstream leaders regularly spurn public assistance programs for allegedly creating government dependency, the fact that the late evangelist Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University took $445 million in federal aid last year has been turning quite a few heads in the media. (more)

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 READ MORE


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