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  • Obama decries rising cost of college education (Cannot "just jack up tuition")

    01/27/2012 8:07:17 AM PST · by maggief · 43 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | January 27, 2012 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Kimberly Hefling
    EXCERPT ‘‘We are putting colleges on notice,’’ Obama said. ‘‘You can’t assume that you'll just jack up tuition every single year. If you can’t stop tuition from going up, then the funding you get from taxpayers each year will go down.’’
  • Why College is Expensive in America

    01/21/2012 9:10:12 AM PST · by bthockey · 17 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 12/27/11 | Bryan Thomas
    Students drowning in their own student loan debt has caused massive amounts of public outcry because graduates have no way to pay off the cost of their education. Even though sometimes it is the student’s fault for pursuing and graduating with a worthless degree, the problem of the student debt cannot be ignored. The true source of the problem is government intervention in (what should be) a free market education system. As it stands right now, the Federal government is guaranteeing student loans so it looks like Old Uncle Sam is trying to invest in American students and the future...
  • U of M Payouts Top $30 Million

    01/18/2012 8:36:31 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 1+ views
    KSTP ^ | 1-18-12 | Mark Albert, Mike Maybay, & Erik Altmann
    In November 2011, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported $86 million in unused vacation pay, sick time, and other severance had been paid to departing state workers and MnSCU employees in the past three years. And the total is growing by the day. Now, the University of Minnesota has released its separate payroll records, showing it paid departing employees $30 million during the same time period. That brings the total to at least $116 million for all departing state workers in the past three years.
  • Degree of frustration with cost of college (Outcry grows nationwide on soaring tuitions)

    12/27/2011 10:02:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/26/2011 | By Ben Wolfgang
    As tuition costs skyrocket and graduates walk away saddled with ever-rising amounts of debt, American colleges now face a choice: Remain a part of the problem, or begin contributing to a solution. The average cost to attend a public university shot up 8.3 percent this year, while private institutions raised their prices 4.3 percent. Over the past decade, tuition rates have risen 72 percent, and universities are now taking more heat than ever from government officials, education specialists and middle-class families, all of whom think the higher-education sector hasn’t done enough to reverse the trend. If the current trajectory continues,...
  • Colleges pay presidents millions while raising tuition (Psst - freeloaders - over here!)

    12/20/2011 5:22:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/20/11 | Blake Ellis
    Colleges pay presidents millions while raising tuitionBy Blake Ellis @CNNMoney December 20, 2011: 5:22 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Some private colleges are paying their top executives millions of dollars, at the same time they're hiking tuition prices for students. Vanderbilt University paid its chancellor, Nicholas Zeppos, $1.9 million in 2009, according to the school's most recent tax filings -- enough for up to 43 students to attend Vanderbilt at current prices. His total pay includes a base salary of $673,002, as well as bonus and other compensation. That same year, Vanderbilt's tuition jumped 4.3%. Since then, the college...
  • Woman tells how she turned to the sex industry to fund her studies

    12/15/2011 9:07:49 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:26 PM on 15th December 2011 | By Jessica Satherley
    After it was revealed yesterday that an increasing number of women are using the sex industry to pay their way through university, one woman has told her story of stripping while studying. Emma Green, of Glamorgan, Wales, turned to stripping on a webcam for men and earned Ł200-a-week to fund her studies. The 25-year-old, who studied multi-media design at Glamorgan University before spending another year at a beauty therapy college in 2009, says a normal part-time job was out of the question because of her intense course workload.
  • Glenn Reynolds: Let’s put colleges on the hook for loans that their students can’t repay

    12/06/2011 7:27:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2011 | Allahpundit
    How do you solve the problem of young adults earning worthless degrees and a truckload of debt? Three ways. One: The Chinese way, which, while characteristically direct, is probably too authoritarian for most Americans’ tastes. Two: End federal student loans. Let kids take their chances with private lenders, who’ll need assurances up front before they lay out the cash that they’ll get a return on their investment after graduation. This idea would, I assume, die a grisly death after the first round of “all Jimmy/Sally wanted to do was go to State but he/she couldn’t get the money” stories. Three:...
  • Young Occupiers: Colleges sold you out ("Would you like fries with that?")

    11/29/2011 12:51:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Philly Burbs ^ | 11/29/11 | J.D. Mullane
    Young Occupiers: Colleges sold you outBy J.D. Mullane Updated: 11:40 am, Tue Nov 29, 2011 Q: What does a liberal arts major say to a business major five years after graduation? A: "Would you like fries with that?" -- Joke told on American college campuses, circa 1985 A generation of college-educated young people, unemployed and saddled with tuition loan debt, are learning the worthlessness of their four-year degrees. Many are disillusioned. It's understandable. If you spent four years maintaining a 4.0 GPA by reading and critiquing high-minded literature such as Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury," or pulling all-nighters writing...
  • CUNY Board Approves Tuition Hike As Three (occupy) Protesters Are Arrested

    11/29/2011 4:48:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NY1 ^ | 11/28/11
    CUNY Board Approves Tuition Hike As Three Protesters Are ArrestedBy: NY1 News Updated 11/28/2011 11:49 PM The board of trustees of the City University of New York voted Monday evening to approve a $300-per-year tuition increase, over the objections of protesters who tried to interrupt the proceedings. Three protesters were arrested during demonstrations at Baruch College. The hike will raise the cost of CUNY tuition by $300 per year over the course of five years, representing a total increase of 30 percent by the year 2016. The trustees approved the hike by a vote of 15-1. The increases had already...
  • UC Students Protest Soaring Tuition As Regents Meet By Phone (Occupiers could turn violent)

    11/28/2011 10:31:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11/28/11
    UC Students Protest Soaring Tution As Regents Meet By PhoneNovember 28, 2011 9:48 AM SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) – University of California students are protesting at four campuses where board members met by teleconference after worries about violence led to the cancellation of a previous meeting. Board members, university administrators and the public were attending Monday’s meeting at locations on the San Francisco-Mission Bay, Los Angeles, Davis, and Merced campuses. During the public comment period, students spoke out against recent police crackdowns on Occupy camps on the Davis and Berkeley campuses.
  • Rising tuition, 'Occupy' spark new campus activism (Freeloaders get a clue)

    11/27/2011 12:54:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    TBO ^ | 11/27/11 | LINDSAY PETERSON
    Rising tuition, 'Occupy' spark new campus activismBy LINDSAY PETERSON | The Tampa Tribune Published: November 27, 2011 TAMPA - Dani Leppo planned to keep her head down, study and finish as fast as possible when she transferred from St. Petersburg College to the University of South Florida this year. But as she crossed campus one day, she saw a group of people holding signs saying tuition was going up 15 percent. An activist was born. "We can barely pay our bills," Leppo said, "and here they are raising tuition." USF government professor Harry Vanden sees the anger rising on campuses...
  • #OccupyWallSt fails because it misses the real targets

    11/23/2011 8:41:30 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-23-11 | DrJohn
    #OccupyWallSt has given us some memorable images, but arguably none more memorable than these: #OccupyWallSt has made a list of demands. Some are simply ridiculous but some have merit- specifically the concerns over the cost of education and money's involvement in politics. The problem is that the numbskulls in the #OWS movement are so self-obsessed that all of their efforts are way off target. They place themselves in Zucotti Park and somewhere in UC Davis and aspire to shut down the harbor in Portland. The question is- what can that possibly achieve? Their concerns about costs of higher education are...
  • CUNY Students Protesting Tuition Increase Clash With Police (YES! Freeloaders hit pay-dirt!)

    11/22/2011 5:52:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/21/11 | ALICE SPERI and ANNA M. PHILLIPS
    CUNY Students Protesting Tuition Increase Clash With PoliceBy ALICE SPERI and ANNA M. PHILLIPS November 21, 2011, 6:53 pm A daylong rally by City University of New York students against a planned tuition increase turned turbulent Monday evening when marchers ignored police requests to clear the lobby of a building at Baruch College where the university’s trustees were meeting and 15 people were arrested. The students were pushed to the ground and taken away in handcuffs from the lobby of the college, in Manhattan, while protesting against the proposal for tuition increases, which CUNY’s Board of Trustees is scheduled to...
  • PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from (Sandusky) suits

    11/18/2011 5:52:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Times Leader ^ | 11/18/11
    PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from suitsFriday, November 18, 2011 HARRISBURG — Penn State University and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are among those potentially facing millions of dollars in civil lawsuits as the allegations of child sexual abuse against Sandusky continue. If the university is sued and found civilly liable, students and their families could face higher tuition to offset the damages or settlements. Tuition increased this year because of cuts in state funding. "When something bad happens, sometimes civil liabilities follow, so it's certainly not out of the question that somebody could sue not just...
  • Trustees to consider tuition hike at Cal State [ raised 9%! Why not cut Professors 9% ? ]

    11/16/2011 1:10:41 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    boston.com ^ | Nov 16 2011 | By Christina Hoag AP
    LONG BEACH, Calif.—Trustees of the huge California State University system on Wednesday were to consider another tuition hike, this time a 9 percent increase that would raise student costs $498 to $5,970 a year. It would be the 23-campus system's ninth tuition increase in nine years. With campus fees added in, the total cost for undergraduates would be more than $7,000 for the full year. As trustees discussed overall budget issues, about 40 students demonstrated outside the meeting, holding signs with slogans such as "Make Banks Pay." Elaine Nadalin, a sociology student at CSU Long Beach, was among several dozen...
  • No, Generation Cupcake, NOT Everyone Should Go To College.

    11/09/2011 4:30:42 AM PST · by suspects · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 9, 2011 | Michael Graham
    In life, the three big lies are “The check’s in the mail,” “The car was fine when I parked it” and “Honey, I swear I don’t know whose thong that is in the glove box.” In this political moment, the three big lies are “Social Security is solvent,” “Everyone should go to college,” and “Honey, I swear I don’t know whose thong that is in Herman Cain’s glove box.” Setting aside the Social Security issue and Herman’s possibly “Cain-al” knowledge of a lady, who is foolish enough to believe everyone belongs in college? “We should be doing everything we can...
  • Bill Clinton sticks up for Rick Perry on immigration

    11/07/2011 9:36:45 AM PST · by Fred · 27 replies
    State Column ^ | 110711 | Staff
    Bill Clinton defended Rick Perry on Monday over a law the Texas governor signed that allows children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition. The former two-term Democratic president said in an interview with USA Today that it makes his “skin crawl” when Perry’s rivals for the GOP nod slam him “for one of the best things he did.”
  • Rising college tuition, fees take bigger bite of family incomes

    11/07/2011 9:11:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/07/2011
    Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family's income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday. The sticker price of studying and living on campus at the average public university rose 5.4 percent for in-state students, or about $1,100, to $21,447 this fall, the College Board estimated. The chief cause of that increase was a dramatic spike in tuition and fees at hundreds of public universities. Tuition at the average public university jumped 8.3 percent to $8,244. Many campuses, however, had...
  • What's Your Kid Getting From College? (Is it worth the tuition?)

    11/06/2011 8:04:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/02/2011 | William McGurn
    For hard-working American families struggling to make ends meet, the student protesters at Occupy Wall Street must seem like cast members of a reality show designed to make them look shallow and self-indulgent. The irony is that these students and recent grads have a point about their college debt. It's just not the point they are making. Here, for example, is a typical entry on the blog "We Are the 99 Percent." A woman is holding up a handwritten note that reads: "I am a college graduate. I am also unemployed. I was lead [sic] to believe that college would...
  • Screw U.: Government inflated the college loan bubble, but Obama isn’t fixing it

    10/30/2011 7:29:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/29/2011 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    t’s officially a crisis. Student loan debt has hit the $1 trillion mark, exceeding Americans’ total credit card indebtedness. Unemployed graduates with huge loan balances are camping out in “Occupy” camps -- the Hoovervilles of our age -- around the nation. And President Obama, perhaps afraid those camps will be dubbed “Obamavilles,” as indeed they have already been by some, has unveiled a new proposal that promises to help graduates who are drowning in debt. Unfortunately, “promises” is the correct word. Though unveiled with much fanfare, the Obama proposal doesn’t really do much. First, as the Chronicle of Higher Education...
  • Over 100 Colleges and Universities Charge $50K or More a Year (Where's the outrage?)

    10/30/2011 3:11:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/28/11 | The Maha
    Over 100 Colleges and Universities Charge $50K or More a YearOctober 28, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't mean to harp on the subject of college tuition, but CNNMoney.com is reporting this: The number of colleges and universities with tuition and fees totaling more than $50,000 for a single year rose to 123 for the 2011-2012 year -- up from 100 institutions in the previous year." So 23 new colleges where it cost 50 grand minimum for a single year. Now, they point out in the story that this is more than the average United States salary. Do you know...
  • Gingrich calls Obama student loan proposal a 'Ponzi scheme'

    10/28/2011 7:10:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/11 | Justin Sink
    Gingrich calls Obama student loan proposal a 'Ponzi scheme'By Justin Sink - 10/28/11 08:15 AM ET Newt Gingrich said that President Obama's recently announced student loan proposal was a "Ponzi scheme." Obama's plan would allow for easier consolidation of outstanding student loans, and would forgive outstanding balances on federal loans after 20 years of payments, rather than 25. Federal loan repayments would also be capped at 10 percent of a borrower's income, lowering payments, down from 15 percent now. The president would also begin implementing the changes next year, rather than 2014 as was currently planned. But Gingrich says that...
  • 1/6th of Education Tax Credits are Fraudulent, Yet Another Reason to End Them

    10/24/2011 10:01:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Center for College Affordability and Productivity ^ | October 21, 2011 | Andrew Gillen
    This Treasury Inspector General report gives us yet another reason to end the education tax credits: 17.5% of all the money “paid” is fraudulent. Figure 2 tells us that there were $18.3B in education tax credits, and figure 3, shown below tells us that $3.2B of it was fraudulent. Super-committee, take note, killing the tax credits would yield significant savings (probably around $20B a year, though how this is scored by the CBO depends on the currently legislated future of the programs). Moreover, this will have virtually no effect on college affordability (tax credits and state appropriations are the types...
  • 69% Oppose In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens (Even 54% of Hispanics are "Heartless")

    10/11/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-11-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Party and ideological divisions are roiling America. Battles over the budget, taxes, jobs and energy have crippled Washington. But there is one issue that people across the political spectrum agree on: they oppose giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens. According to the latest poll numbers, 69% of Americans oppose subsidizing those here illegally with in-state tuitions rates. 73% of Republicans oppose it - as one would expect. An even stronger 74% of Independents oppose it. But the same position resonates across ideological and ethnic lines too. 58% of Democrats oppose it too, as do...
  • 69% Oppose In-State Tuition To Illegal Immigrants

    10/11/2011 7:08:35 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 22 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/11/2011 | Ed Carson
    While the battles over the budget underscore how polarized Americans have become, there is one issue that people across the political spectrum agree on: They oppose giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Fully 69% of Americans in the latest IBD/TIPP poll say they don’t favor states giving in-state college tuition to illegal residents while charging higher fees for legal, out-of-state residents. Just 22% support such a policy.
  • Aggies Question Rick Perry's Conservative Values

    10/11/2011 12:18:45 AM PDT · by ziravan · 34 replies
    The Bryan/College Station Eagle ^ | 10/11/11 | Vimal Patel
    "Yet another sign Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign is facing challenges: Conservative students from his beloved alma mater are criticizing him for supporting in-state tuition rates for some undocumented students."
  • The Sanctuary State: Jerry Brown Signs a Trio of Bills on Behalf of Illegal Aliens

    10/10/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It is hard to overstate the stunning embrace of lawlessness represented by three bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend. Brown on Saturday signed three bills that directly champion illegal aliens. Together, they put the state so far on the side of illegals (and against legal taxpayers), that California now has no legitimate rival for the title of "The Sanctuary State", and should consider changing their official motto accordingly. Facing a midnight deadline for sign several controversial bills, Brown avoided a public signing ceremony for these unpopular bills. He waited until the...
  • Destroying the Republic “for the Children”

    10/10/2011 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 10 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    We’ve all heard about the tactic of using children as human shields, as practiced by Saddam Hussein, the Taliban and others. The idea is that you place civilians — preferably women and children — at military targets to reduce the chances that your enemy will attack and so that, if he does, he’ll look like a heartless miscreant who targets the least among us. Morally, it’s the least of tactics. Yet while we Westerners have made the practice illegal under the Geneva Convention, it’s not unknown in the United States — in our political battles. In the 1990s especially, it...
  • California Dream Act Part II Signed by Brown

    10/08/2011 2:10:28 PM PDT · by rjsclassics · 25 replies
    NBC -LA ^ | 10/8/2011 | AP Staff
    Brown signed the second part of the California Dream Act, after approving the first half in July. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing illegal immigrant students applying to state universities to receive state-funded scholarships and financial aid. AB131 by Democratic Assemblyman Gil Cedillo of Los Angeles is the second half of the California Dream Act. Brown, a Democrat, signed the first part in July, which approved private scholarships and loans for illegal immigrant students. The bill requires the immigrant students to meet the same requirements as others but specifies they would only qualify for financial aid after all...
  • Big Turnout at Rhode Island State House to Protest In-State Tuition for Illegals

    10/05/2011 7:13:18 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-05-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Over 500 people turned out for a protest against R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee's support for in-state tuition for illegal aliens - which was implemented with a lawless decree by Chafee's education "czars" when he failed to get the Legislature to pass the outrageous bill. Local media hailed the "unusually large turnout for a weeknight" at the the State House in Providence, which included many Stand With Arizona activists, along with members of Rhode Island for Immigration Law Enforcement, and average citizens furious at the Obama-style bypassing of elected officials on behalf of illegal aliens....
  • ACTION ALERT: Protest Rhode Island In-State Tuition for Illegals (In-Person or Call - 5pm today)

    10/05/2011 8:29:05 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-05-2010 | John Hill
    EVENT: JOIN R.I. LEGISLATORS AND PROTEST THE LAWLESS DECREE OF SUBSIDIZED TUITION FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS BY GOV. CHAFEE'S UNELECTED 'BOARD OF GOVERNORS'WHO: SWA Activists from RI, CT and MA - and ALL SWA'ers to call, fax or email. 6 Rhode Island Representatives and Senators will be attending the protest and holding a press conference (see below).WHERE: Rhode Island State House (Smith St. Side). Providence, R.I.WHEN: Wed., Oct 5th, 2011, 5:00 P.M. NOTE: SWA will be providing signs for you to print out (if you need them please email us at act@standwitharizona.com). Otherwise please bring your own (non-political) signs against in-state...
  • Defending the Defensible (Texas College Tuition Policy)

    10/03/2011 9:07:41 AM PDT · by Chasaway · 71 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 10, 2011 (I know!) | Jonathan V. Last
    Defending the Defensible: Texas’s college tuition policy is not the abomination Mitt Romney claims. From the article: "The push to help illegals go to college began at the grassroots level. In 1998 the Dallas County Community College District unilaterally decided to charge illegal residents who had graduated from local high schools the in-state tuition rate. Community college districts in Houston and other locales quickly followed suit. Three years later, the state legislature took up a bill (H.B. 1403) which extended the same benefit to all undocumented Texas children, provided they pass four requirements: (1) They must have resided with a...
  • Perry on in-state tuition for illegals: How else were they supposed to pay for it?

    10/01/2011 10:43:51 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 214 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/2/11 | Allahpundit
    Matt Lewis says he’s improving on this issue. I guess, but that’s mainly because after you’ve tried to win over voters by calling them heartless, there’s really nowhere to go but up. A scene from New Hampshire this morning: “We have, for decades, had a federal government that has absolutely failed in its constitutional duty to defend our border,” Perry said. “I’m a governor. I don’t have the pleasure of standing on the stage and criticizing. I have to deal with these issues,” he later added. Perry continued, “In 2001, we had this choice: Are we going to kick these...
  • Perry's Not the Only GOP Star to Support Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants' Kids

    09/28/2011 5:01:27 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 91 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 27, 2011 | Beth Reinhard
    With Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry under attack for supporting tuition breaks for children of illegal immigrants, former Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday offered some solidarity by calling a similar proposal in Florida “fair policy." In 2001, Perry signed the first state law in the country that allowed the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. Former Florida state Rep. Juan Zapata said the Texas law was "the model" for legislation that he repeatedly—but unsuccessfully—pushed in his state. Two of his key allies then are now among the GOP's most sought-after stars: Bush, the subject of perpetual draft...
  • The 43% college tuition income tax rate

    09/27/2011 12:20:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    http://npc.fas.harvard.edu/ ^ | September 23, 2011 | me
    Like many wealthy universities, Harvard offers only "need-based" financial aid, which means that rich parents need to pay much more than poor ones. Using the calculator at the site listed above, you can estimate the marginal income tax rate Harvard imposes. Assuming zero student assets, Harvard expects parents to contribute 10% of income up to $150K, which is $15K for parents earning $150K. Above that level, the marginal income tax is much higher. Parents earning $235K are expected to pay $52K. The marginal tax rate for income rising to $150K to $235K is (52-15)/(235-150) = 43.5% . This is of...
  • Mark Steyn scolds Perry on illegal immigration: 'Cheap racism demagoguery'

    09/23/2011 11:11:24 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 23, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    As the rest of the 2012 Republican presidential field ganged up on Texas Gov. Rick Perry during Thursday night’s GOP debate, illegal immigration was the evening’s hottest-button issue — particularly the granting of in-state tuition rates to children of illegal immigrants in Texas. Now Perry’s defense seems to have struck nerve with National Review columnist Mark Steyn. Filling in for Rush Limbaugh on his radio program Friday, Steyn, the author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” took issue with Perry’s response to those attacks. Rick Perry “has basically adopted the Democratic line now on the whole illegal immigration issue,”...
  • If not college, then what? (What's the alternative if going into tuition debt is too burdensome?)

    08/12/2011 7:46:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/12/2011 | Jamie Gumbrecht
    At dinner tables throughout the United States, there are tough conversations about the exploding cost of college, the rough job market, the pain of debt. For parents and students, it adds up to the same question: Is college worth it? But American University economics Professor Robert Lerman is asking something different: If college isn't worth it, what else is out there? Lerman, an Urban Institute fellow, has studied youth unemployment for decades, and thinks the United States ought to try an updated version of an old technique for education and employment: apprenticeships. They're not the same as an after-school fast...
  • Tech bubble, busted. Housing bubble, busted. Education bubble, coming soon to a university near you.

    07/26/2011 9:38:10 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 24 replies
    The Battalion ^ | 07.26.2011 | Taylor Wolken
    Imagine a product where sky-rocketing prices outpace the growth of inflation and personal income. These prices are fueled by government subsidies, favorable taxation and cheap credit. The peddled product is highly priced and considered a signal and source of middle class prosperity. Those who have it are successful. Those who don't have it are left in the dust and both political parties in Washington, D.C. push relentlessly to expand the products availability to all Americans. No, this is not about the housing bubble. This is the higher education bubble. According to the College Board, tuition and fees at public universities...
  • Maryland (illegal) Immigrant Tuition Plan Seems Headed For 2012 Vote

    07/09/2011 6:14:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 7/07/11 | BRIAN WITTE
    Maryland Immigrant Tuition Plan Seems Headed For 2012 VoteBy BRIAN WITTE Associated Press Updated: Thursday, 07 Jul 2011, 9:55 PM EDT ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Opponents of a recently approved measure that would allow certain illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges have collected enough signatures to put the matter before state voters in November 2012, officials said Thursday. The Maryland State Board of Elections board reported that 63,118 signatures had been validated. A total of 55,736 signatures is needed to put the measure on the ballot for voters to decide in November 2012. About 40,000 signatures remain to...
  • Another report tackles higher ed 'solutions' (UT fires back at Gov Perry)

    07/06/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 6, 2011 | JEANNIE KEVER
    Nearly three years after Gov. Rick Perry held a little-noticed meeting with regents from university systems around the state, it's game on in the fight for higher education. The college of liberal arts at the University of Texas...weighed in today, releasing a...rebuttal to the market-driven approach favored by the governor and some of his supporters. The centerpiece of the movement, known as the "seven breakthrough solutions" and promoted by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, calls for treating students as "customers," judging faculty by how many students they teach and how those students rate them, and de-emphasizing research that doesn't...
  • Ethnically-Based Scholarships Awarded

    07/04/2011 10:44:47 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 12 replies
    KSAT-TV ^ | 30 June 2011 | Tim Gerber
    A University of Texas at San Antonio student has become one of the first recipients of a scholarship offered only to Caucasian males. The pre-law student accepted the $500 scholarship from the Former Majority Association for Equality on Wednesday evening in New Braunfels. The nonprofit group, started by a Texas State student, claims to be the first to offer an ethnically-based scholarship for Caucasian males. Daniel Crotty, in his junior year at UTSA, said he was pleased to be awarded the scholarship. "I'm honored because this organization has such honorable intentions," Crotty said. "I'm just proud to be a part...
  • CA college students brace for state budget cuts

    07/02/2011 8:32:18 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 45 replies
    California college students are bracing for higher tuition bills and fewer courses and campus services under a new state budget that once again slashes spending on higher education. The budget signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown inflicts the latest blow to California's renowned higher education system, which has helped make the state an economic powerhouse and served as a model for other states and countries.
  • Maryland's 'Dream Act' Suspended Amid Petition Drive for Referendum

    07/01/2011 9:02:32 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | 07/01/11
    A new law offering in-state tuition breaks to some illegal immigrants in Maryland has been suspended after opponents collected tens of thousands of signatures seeking to force the issue onto the 2012 ballot for a referendum. Maryland's version of the "Dream Act" was to take effect Friday. But Republican Delegate Neil Parrot and other critics flooded the Maryland secretary of state's office in Annapolis with 74,000 signatures – more than the 55,000 needed – on Thursday evening before the midnight deadline, according to secretary of state spokesman Steve Ackerman... Opponents turned in 60,000 signatures last month but only 47,000 were...
  • Is Higher Education Going the Way of Newspapers?

    06/17/2011 4:29:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 06/17/2011 | Robert Tracinski
    How do you know when a sector of the economy is in a "bubble"? Well, one of the signs is when everyone starts talking about it being a bubble. With higher education, everyone knows that some kind of correction is coming, they just don't know how big or how soon. College tuition has been increasing at an unsustainable rate, going up roughly 10% per year for the last ten years, far outstripping inflation. College debt is also unsustainable. Student loans are already bigger than credit card debt and are expected to exceed $1 trillion this year. One of the great...
  • Supreme Court may hear case on tuition breaks for illegal immigrants

    05/21/2011 1:43:08 PM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | May 21, 2011 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
    Reporting from Washington— California's policy of granting lower, in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants who graduate from its high schools is facing a challenge in U.S. Supreme Court from those who say it violates federal immigration law. At issue is a little-known provision in a 1996 law that bars states from giving "any postsecondary benefit" to an "alien who is not lawfully present in the United States … on the basis of residence within a state." Last year, in the first ruling of its kind, the California Supreme Court upheld the state's policy and said it did not conflict with...
  • The Business School Tuition Bubble (Could it follow the Housing Collapse?)

    05/06/2011 7:18:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2011 | Michael Ryall, Harvard Business Review
    Following the collapse of housing prices, a growing number of people have voiced concerns over a looming collapse of higher education tuition. Initial apprehensions were expressed at least as early as 2009 in places like The Economist and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Today, there is a wikipedia page devoted to the topic and, in the last week alone, articles about this issue appeared here, here, and here. As Glenn Reynolds, a faculty member at the University of Tennessee law school, points out, higher education shares some salient features with the pre-collapse housing market. (And Mark Perry, a professor of...
  • “Cowardly” To Reverse Illegal Immigrant Tuition Break

    04/25/2011 2:10:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 25, 2011
    New Jersey’s largest newspaper is accusing officials at a public college in Randolph of being “cowardly” and “gutless” for reversing a controversial policy offering illegal immigrants discounted tuition after Judicial Watch challenged it. Amid strong opposition, trustees at the County College of Morris, a two-year school with an enrollment of about 9,000, voted earlier this year to give illegal aliens cheaper in-state tuition even though New Jersey’s legislature had rejected a measure that would have granted undocumented students the perk at all public institutions of higher learning. The County College of Morris passed its own policy to help an...
  • The terrifying debt facing students: How a degree can cost you Ł52,000

    04/22/2011 12:08:44 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:21 AM on 22nd April 2011 | By Kate Loveys
    Students face a Ł50,000 bill for a three-year degree from next year because of increased tuition fees and the rising cost of living. Current undergraduates pay Ł31,373 at an elite Russell Group university, which will increase by 55 per cent to an average Ł48,503 in 2012. The most expensive courses – because of costly university accommodation – are those in London.
  • College Education: Another bubble ready to burst!

    04/19/2011 8:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Bennington Banner ^ | 04/19/2011 | Audrey Pietrucha
    Senator Bernie Sanders added a new victim to the long list in his most recent column -- college students. Sanders complained that the Republican budget proposal would reduce the average Pell higher education grant by 17 percent at a time when the cost of a college education is "soaring." Having just sent the last of my three children off to college, I cannot argue with Sanders’ description of college tuition costs -- they are, indeed, soaring. Statistics confirm personal observation as, according to the Measuring Up 2008 report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, tuition and...
  • Maryland House passes bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who meet conditions

    04/08/2011 11:15:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Md. House passes bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who meet conditionsBy Associated Press, Friday, April 8, 6:57 PM ANNAPOLIS, Md. — As many southern states pass news laws to crack down on illegal immigrants, the Maryland General Assembly on Friday moved toward allowing them to pay in-state college tuition, if they meet certain conditions. The Maryland House voted 74-66 on Friday for the measure after intense debate. The Senate already has passed similar legislation. Democratic supporters say the legislation would create opportunity for people who have lived in Maryland for years and paid state taxes. **SNIP** The...