Short sighted management?

Jun 10, 2009
Here is my puzzlement. First, we live in an era when everyone from the President to the head of the local Chamber of Commerce realizes that human...
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What's a recent college grad to do?

Jun 5, 2009
Graduating college is usually a celebratory experience. But saying goodbye to university and hello to real life can be a real burden during a recession. Vigeland talks to author Beth Kobliner about the advice she has for the class of 2009.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

A fair plan to make college affordable

May 22, 2009
The average college graduate today leaves school $22,000 in debt, and has job choices limited to what pays the most. Commentator Robert Reich offers a new strategy to cover the cost of education without worrying about money.
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The rise of higher education abroad

May 21, 2009
The American economy has long relied on a well-educated workforce to fuel innovation, the lifeblood of any modern economy. Yet America's edge in...
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Report: SAT prep courses get bad score

May 20, 2009
Each year millions of high school students take SAT preparation courses. But a new report says those programs do little to improve scores. Tamara Keith reports.
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College has lesser degree of certainty

May 14, 2009
For years, Americans considered a college education the stepping stone to a well-paying job and secure future. But that stepping stone may not be as rock-solid as it once was. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Americans need more help to move up

May 14, 2009
The American Dream is grounded in the idea that all hard-working people can climb the ladder to a better life. But commentator John Morton says that today too many Americans, particularly those on the bottom rung, remain stuck.
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Education reform

May 13, 2009
Anyway who is geneuinely worried about inequality, poverty, equality of opportunity and economic growth has to focus on two primary issues:...
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Understanding student loans

May 8, 2009
High school grads heading to college face difficult decisions about how to pay for tuition and expenses. Many will turn to federal and private student loans. Lauren Asher of Project for Student Debt discusses the student loan process.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Investing, Savings

No-frills colleges don't have big costs

May 5, 2009
As high school seniors await college acceptance letters, parents must figure out how to pay for the costs of higher education. Policy makers in Pennsylvania are considering new ways to make college more affordable. Joel Rose reports.
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