Both of us grew up poor. College was our way out of poverty. Now, we see too many young people locked into poverty by a college education.
Why should Americans who didn’t overspend on college be placed on the hook for those who did? Erasing student loan debt is not a practical solution.
Children rarely become what their parents imagine for them, and it’s pointless to think they will. The problem isn’t the kids; it’s the parents’ expectations.
The higher education system is rotten to its core — economically, ideologically, and spiritually. Instead of tinkering around the edges, it’s time for conservatives to actually fix the root problems.
Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination are talking a lot about higher education, and it seems they want ‘free’ everything except for speech.
Apparently, the majority of Democratic presidential contenders want to parade student debt sob stories around. These stories don’t show the full picture.
Personal responsibility? Not necessary. 2020 Democrats have got you covered with their immoral wealth transfer policies.
Just as with every other spending decision in life, not every prospective college kid can afford his or her ‘dream school.’ Adults need to help students make prudent choices about their financial future.
The DeVos Department of Education recently repealed the Obama administration’s gainful employment rule. But its replacement still leaves much to be desired.
Two decades ago, I turned down the opportunity for an Ivy League education—not because I couldn’t get accepted, but because I couldn’t afford the acceptance. It worked out well.
The student loan debt bubble will soon burst, and the proper solution is not to throw $1.6 trillion of taxpayers’ money at a government-created problem.
Bernie Sanders floats a college debt cancellation plan sure to please many, but giving handouts to the wealthy and educated among us is deeply absurd.
‘She got into her dream college, but her dream college offered her no scholarships, just loans,’ Ocasio-Cortez said in a press conference on Capitol Hill, as evidence for why taxpayers should pick up the $250,000 tab.
The 529 Plan lets families save tax-free for university tuition. Let’s open that up so families can spend it to jumpstart young adults’ careers.
Professor Richard Vedder’s book, ‘Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America,’ offers some valuable critiques of the failures of higher education, although the book’s perspective is at times narrow.
Republicans should stop making excuses for this situation and start showing creative leadership about how to responsibly deflate the special-interest pork bubble that U.S. higher education has become.
Part Two of the original proposal was that the federal government would pay for the loan cancellations by eliminating most of its grants to higher education institutions.
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