“The possibility of a college degree is becoming further and further out of reach every day,” said Maggie Thompson, executive director of Generation Progress.
Issue Higher Education
As candidates move their efforts to SC, they might consider a few figures about the Palmetto State: 59 percent of its college graduates have student debt, and the average amount is nearly $30,000.
WI Senator fights an uphill battle in Washington, D.C. against those standing in the way of affordable higher education.
It has been six months since Illinois colleges and universities were cut off from state funds, and the quality of higher education – as well as poor students’ access to it – is suffering.
Education activists: Call U.S. Senators to take action and #GetESEARight
Bianca Zachary, president of the University of Missouri Student NEA chapter, shares her story of campus racism and how activists fought back.
It’s the big 5-0 for HEA, the Higher Education Act – first signed into law on Nov. 8, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
This week: NY educators arrested at protests, CA faculty vote to strike, the MA retirement health care fight and a video look back at IL Gov Rauner’s tumultuous first year.
This week: Testing in Illinois and Connecticut, Campus Equity Week actions from Massachusetts and the fight for Youngstown schools in Ohio.
The number of people with graduate degrees applying for food stamps or other public assistance more than tripled between 2007 and 2010.