Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 8:57pm
When Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum calls President Barack Obama "a snob" for wanting all Americans to attend college, he may be out of step with the public's overall view of higher education.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 9:24pm
In his budget address Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie called for implementation of a sweeping plan by a state committee to reorganize higher education, which he said would make New Jersey a national leader in medical education and biomedical research.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 6:58pm
Students with loans are graduating on average with more than $25,000 in debt. The federal government pours $140 billion annually into federal grants and loans. Unemployment remains high, yet there are projected shortages in many industries with some high-tech companies already complaining about a lack of highly trained workers.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 7:03pm
President Obama is expected to use his budget unveiling today to flesh out his threat last month to curb runaway college tuition increases - potentially by withholding federal student aid from those colleges that fail to keep prices down.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 6:27pm
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Senator John F. Kerry joined 13 college presidents and some 100 students from across the area for a wide-ranging discussion yesterday that emphasized the need to keep higher education affordable for the middle class.