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  • Tough Love: Democratic Operatives Tear Apart the Party's Current Strategy for 2018

    09/13/2017 7:12:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats may be hoping to gain a midterm wave. They may be hoping even more to boot Donald J. Trump from the White House in 2020. The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence, the rolling back of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, Russian collusion hysteria, the slow pace of enacting his agenda—all of these things have Democrats grinning, expect that they shouldn’t. The party’s own operatives and data crunchers have run through the numbers based on focus groups, and Democrats are still heading for the electoral ditch. They still have yet to mount an effective attack against the...
  • Record Number Of Parents Tell Kids They're On Their Own When It Comes To College Bill

    05/11/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    . The current outstanding student loan debt in the United States is roughly $1.3 trillion, and getting bigger by the second. The good news (for those not concerned about economic realities), Obama has just set the precedent that loans will be forgiven, the bad news, parents are now telling their kids to take out more student loans if they intend on going to college. But there is a twist. According to Bloomberg, a new survey by Discover Financial Services found that 48% of parents think their child should pay a portion (if not all) of the cost of attending college,...
  • Shocker: Sanders Supporters Want Free Stuff From Government,

    04/17/2016 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Typical leftiststhey want free stuff, but they dont want to pay for it. In a poll conducted by Vox and Morning Consult during the first week in April, they found that supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders unsurprisingly have strong support for things like free college tuition and universal health care. They register at 70+ percent in favor for both initiatives. Then, the question turns to how much are they willing to pay for Sanders' agenda. This is where support dips dramatically, especially when two in three Bernie-ites dont want to pay more than $1,000 for a single-payer health care system....
  • Why College Tuition is Out of Sight: The Federal Government

    08/15/2015 4:52:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Our health care system and our system of higher education have a lot more in common than you might think. As I explained in a previous column at Forbes, in both systems a third-party payer pays a good portion of the bill, leaving consumers and producers with perverse incentives to take advantage of it. The financing of both systems is dysfunctional. There is much waste and inefficiency. And low-income families are the least well served. Here is what I wrote two years ago: We spend about twice as much as other developed countries as a fraction of national output. Yet...
  • Hillary Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan

    08/10/2015 9:08:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Lisa Lerer
    WASHINGTON (AP) Calling for a new college compact, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the state with the highest average student debt in the country, Clinton will propose steps to reduce the cost of four-year public schools, make two-year community colleges tuition-free and cut student loan interest rates, according to campaign aides.
  • Debt-Free College? Democrats Learn the Wrong Lessons from Obamacare

    05/08/2015 1:25:37 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 8, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Hillary Clinton, Marty OMalley, Liz Warren, and other 2016 Democrat candidates for the presidency are apparently trying to differentiate themselves from the real-world economics of Republicans by returning to the tried-and-true method of promising to rob Peter to pay Paul, while giving the impression that YOU dont have to worry, because, dear voter, YOULL never be Peter. The latest method is in capitalizing on the headlines about crippling college debt by setting "debt free college" as their goal. Now, as far as that goes, its a perfectly worthy goal. Pay as you go living has always been the responsible advice...
  • The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

    04/06/2015 12:39:57 AM PDT · by iowamark · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 4, 2015 | Paul Campos
    ONCE upon a time in America, baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs. Then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed. These radical cuts forced universities to raise tuition year after year, which in turn forced the millennial generation to take on crushing educational debt loads, and everyone lived unhappily ever after... In fact, public investment in higher education in America is vastly larger today, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than it was during the supposed golden age of public funding in the 1960s. Such spending has...
  • Why They Fear Scott Walker

    02/12/2015 12:58:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 12, 2015 | Seth Mandel
    As I write this, the No. 1 most read story on the Washington Posts website is its investigation into the college years of Scott Walker, headlined: As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit. Most of the time, you dont need to read such a story to know what its about: for Republicans, every silly comment or stunt in their teenage years is in the public interest, and for Democrats the same investigative practice is racist, racist, racist. (Though in 2016 it will be sexist, sexist, sexist.) But there is one aspect of this story that...
  • Free Education With Strings Attached

    01/15/2015 9:59:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If you think college tuition is expensive now, wait until it is free If you think college tuition is expensive now, wait until it is free. Two years of free community college sounds wonderful, even though some students who just graduated felt cheated that they did not get it free and, in the name of fairness and justice, retroactive reimbursement was immediately demanded. The President announced that two years of junior college will be free if you are willing to work hard. Was he referring to working hard to keep up stellar grades or doing community service in exchange for...
  • A new way to gauge the worth of college debt, starting salary

    03/23/2014 4:35:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Steve Rosen
    Here's a typical college scenario: Your daughter's dream job is to be an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. Yet she'll need to dive deep into debt to pursue her undergraduate degree, and borrow more if continuing to grad school. She's worried -- rightfully -- about her financial future, and she's looking for answers. How much debt might she be saddled with? How much will her college degree translate into salary once she lands a job? And what budget-squeezing sacrifices might be necessary to repay the swath of loans? Those types of questions are on the minds of countless college...
  • Fighting Against the Fight against Rising Tuition Costs

    12/19/2013 9:08:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Remember when the federal government took over student loans? That power grab was part of the Democrats push to make college affordable. It didnt work because it was never really designed to work, just to make people think they were doing something to address the issue. But failure has never stopped our liberal/progressive friends from striving forward. When it comes to soaring college costs, as President Reagan famously said, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Since the government isnt going anywhere anytime soon, cost savings in higher education have to be found elsewhere....
  • Is College Worth The Cost?

    10/28/2013 4:45:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Gannon LeBlanc
    The average college graduate holds at least $35,200 of debt and has spent four years out of the workforce, where he or she would be otherwise gaining experience. All this for a piece of paper that by no means guarantees a job. The question that potential and current college students need to ask is: Do the financial costs, opportunity costs, and other factors justify the cost of college? For a select few, the answer may be yes. For a surprising number of people, it will be no. Does the financial cost justify going to college? It depends on what you...
  • No-Money-Down College

    09/22/2013 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    As a regular reader of this column, you are acutely aware of the crisis in college education and particularly the soaring costs. As costs have climbed very little effort has been made to control them or limit the genesis of those costs. Our President has floated a plan which is destined for the scrap heap to have the federal government step in and rate colleges and then control federal funds to those colleges. A new way of funding college educations has emerged from the legislature in Oregon, and we took a look here. We first became aware of this new...
  • Why Does College Cost So Much?

    09/07/2013 6:00:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    We spend about twice as much as other developed countries as a fraction of national output. Yet our results are mediocre. Public and private spending is growing much faster than our income ? putting us on a course that is clearly unsustainable. It appears we are buying quantity instead of value. Outcomes vary wildly from state to state. And programs that target the poor seem to be backfiring instead. I could easily be talking about health care. Instead, I'm speaking about higher education ? making some of the same points that President Obama made the other day. Unfortunately, both fields...
  • Higher Education, R.I.P.

    02/23/2013 6:55:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    What ever happened to the medium once known as Little Magazines? This country once had a select group of literary and political journals that represented the vanguard of American thought and art. Some were both literary and political. High Culture, it was called when there was still such a thing. For example, the old and much-missed Partisan Review. Its first issue as an independent journal in 1937 included Delmore Schwartz's short story, "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities," a poem by Wallace Stevens, and pieces by Lionel Trilling, Sidney Hook and Edmund Wilson -- once names to conjure with. Begun as the...
  • Education Is The Key? Assessing The Value Of A College Degree In A Tumultuous Economy

    01/06/2013 3:28:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Half of recent college graduates cant find employment. Those who find a job often settle for something less than a college level job. So what good is a college education, anyway, in our very unstable economy? As 2013 launches with more federal government debt and American businesses guessing when the next punitive regulatory show will drop, most Americans are ignoring an area of societal upheaval that is poised to get more intense. Increasingly, Americans are wondering how essential it is for one to possess a college degree. The upheaval transcends what youll read in the occasional top paying and...
  • College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts

    11/29/2012 6:39:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day. During the recent campaign, President Obama claimed credit for increasing funding to the Pell Grant program, which provides college funds, free from repayment, to millions of students. However, an email sent out Tuesday to some Dallas college students is revealing a detail the President forgot to mention: the time a student can receive a Pell Grant has been cut, by as much as three years. With Pell Grants for the fall semester now dispersed, colleges are informing...
  • Senate Fiddles While College Debt Explodes

    11/19/2012 6:41:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Americas accumulated college-loan debt will surpass $1 trillion this year; what is our leadership doing about it? The Obama Administration took over the student loan market and expanded Pell Grants, but hasnt accomplished anything to address the root cause of the crisis: exploding college fees and related costs. The only thing theyve done is criticize innovators and entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), chaired by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), issued a new report calling into question the costs and performance of For-Profit universities. There are actually hundreds of these schools, perhaps the most well-known being...
  • Petition Colleges To Allow Diplomas To Be Traded Back for 100% tuition Refunds (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2012 6:15:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    White House Petition ^ | November 12, 2012 | Staff
    Full title: We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. Because of the inability of recent college graduates to find gainful employment in order to repay their college debt, and since this college debt cannot be eliminated in bankruptcy, and most of the recent additions to the job market have been in service related industries, the Obama administration should take up the cause of reducing college debt and hold those...
  • Thousands of illegal immigrants paying in-state tuition rates also get Texas financial aid

    10/15/2012 11:02:04 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/15/12 | BRITTNEY MARTIN
    AUSTIN Tea party conservatives will push next year to rescind a state law that allows illegal immigrants to pay state-resident tuition rates, and when they do, a little-known fact could be at the center of the debate: Students who arent citizens are also eligible for state financial aid. Nearly 2,500 students who are in the country illegally received more than $9.5 million in state higher education grants in fiscal year 2010, the most recent figures available from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. There were 16,476 illegal-immigrant students paying resident tuition rates, meaning more than 1 in 7 get...