The national education albatross

Education | Newly released student loan data paints a bleak picture for graduates and the U.S. taxpayer
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/27/17, 03:31 pm

The federal government now holds $1.34 trillion in outstanding student loans, a jaw-dropping quantification of the importance Americans place on a college education.

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Trump’s child care promises are low priority for GOP

Education | Democrats continue to take the lead in legislative efforts
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/20/17, 04:07 pm

President Donald Trump made affordable child care part of his 2016 campaign platform, and in February he unveiled a proposal for child care tax deductions and credits to help ease the financial burden for working families.

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Who gets left behind in the college rankings race?

Education | Critics say the influential U.S. News and World Report college rankings ultimately contributes to income inequality
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/13/17, 12:58 pm

U.S. News and World Report issued its latest college rankings Tuesday, a consumer-style shopping guide many parents and students depend on when making higher education decisions.

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