Education - Most Commented
Mar 9, 2012
Total outstanding student loan debt is expected to surpass a trillion dollars in 2012. So what does that mean for education and the economy?
Mar 6, 2012
The amount U.S. graduates owe on education loans could become a bigger drag on the economy than the nation's total credit card debt.
Feb 24, 2012
The U.S. has reached a major education milestone. For the fist time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults have a college degree. In 1998, less than a quarter of the population had graduated.
Feb 24, 2012
For the first time, more than 30 percent of American's have at least a bachelor's, according to the Census Bureau. But there is a growing racial gap between the haves and have nots.
Feb 9, 2012
A new study reports that student debt in this country could be the next “debt bomb," a major economic threat not unlike the mortgage crisis. And this time, there’s no way to get rid of the debt through bankruptcy.
Feb 8, 2012
A district court has ruled that the state's public schools are so underfunded they can't meet the Colorado's own education standards. But the legal battle is just the beginning. A real solution may depend on taxpayers.
Feb 2, 2012
A group of recent law graduates sues a dozen law schools, saying the institutions misled them about job and salary prospects.
Jan 31, 2012
California-based liberal arts college Claremont McKenna says a school official cheated in reporting SAT scores to places like U.S. News & World Report, which ranks colleges across the country.
Jan 27, 2012
In a speech at the University of Michigan, President Obama calls for rewarding colleges that do best at keeping tuition under control and graduating students. Those who do not perform well could see funding cut.
Jan 24, 2012
A new initiative calls on colleges and universities to ask and answer the question, “Are students learning?” at their institutions. It’s a question that employers ask about college graduates all the time.