Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:13pm
The percentage of young adults earning a college degree has increased slightly but still remains far below the level needed to reach the president's goal of having the U.S. rank first worldwide in college graduates.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 12:15am
In President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address, he said that “higher education can’t be a luxury. It is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.” Such talk makes for political points, but there’s no evidence that a college education is an economic imperative.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 5:52pm
Higher-education officials in Washington state see their students' financial positions growing less and less tenable as education costs rise, jobs grow scarcer and more and more students must rely on student loans to get an education.