Are you hoping to go to college in the next few years? Despite the current ravages of COVID-19 and changes in the delivery of education, the world’s students must prepare to take advantage of learning opportunities where available. Even though many institutions are closed or changing their operations, it could be worth preparing a few things in advance.… [Read more]
The desire to help those less fortunate than ourselves is part of the fundamental nature of humanity. Yet it has unfortunately fallen to the wayside in recent years, if the prison-industrial complex, conspicuous lack of affordable medical care, and flawed foster care system are any indication.
The good news for those who want to address inequality without perpetuating broken systems is that you have plenty of options for turning your passion for social justice into a lucrative career.… [Read more]
Unfortunately, many technical industries remain male-dominated. This continued societal imbalance isn’t doing anything to improve the U.S. global rank on the issue. Therefore, real progress is likely to require a more concerted, targeted effort on everyone’s part.
For educators and parents who want to provide girls with more information about opportunities for women in a science or math career such as engineering, there are several excellent resources available about women in STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics.… [Read more]
My heart breaks for American students. There is no good answer to the question of how to navigate our education system. Public schools are suffering, private schools are inaccessible to many, and those who make it to university walk out with so much debt it’s a wonder they make ends meet.
That’s only if they make it there.… [Read more]
Modern college campuses can be a tough place to be for conservatives. Many are liberal and that may be reflected in their administrators, instructors, and students. As a result, challenging conservative beliefs and values is common place in many classes and campuses.
In such environments, conservative students become easy targets for ridicule. They face harassment which makes campus life a draining and frustrating experience, particularly for unprepared freshmen.… [Read more]
It’s not uncommon to hear success stories from businessmen that never took so much as a step into a college lecture hall. Is a college education still worth what it used to be? With the varying ways to obtain an education in our digital age, it’s easy to fail to see the benefits that come from shelling out a couple grand a year for college enrollment.… [Read more]
It’s no secret that the cost of an undergraduate degree has continued to steadily climb in recent years. An undergraduate is considered the “minimum” for many white-collar jobs, so most students don’t look further. This growing cost has driven undergraduates to seek new avenues of improving their lifetime earnings, even though number of graduate degrees awarded has doubled since the 1980’s.… [Read more]
If children are our future, why is their commencement into adulthood a Sisyphean burden of student debt?
Both Republican and Democratic candidates have begun sprinkling policy specifics into their presidential campaigns, and addressing student loan debt has managed to earn some attention in between blustery rhetoric aimed at Trump, Obamacare, and choosing the best epithet for describing immigrants.… [Read more]
Today is a big day in the world of higher education; during a bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania, President Obama will be revealing a broad plan for rating colleges based, among other factors, on the affordability of the institution. After seeing the cost of a college education far outpace inflation — and costs more than triple over the past three decades, the President’s goal is to link the affordability rating to federal financial aid awards.… [Read more]