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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Richard Vedder
George Washington University represented that it did not consider students' ability to pay in its admissions policies while effectively rejecting poorer students in favor of richer ones.
Continuing his recent tack of bypassing Congress and enacting reforms "without them," President Obama on Wednesday announced a package of student loan reforms designed to lower college graduates' monthly payments, arguing his plan will redirect some of that borrowed money into the economy to promote job growth.
Parents and students are bracing for a new round of sticker shock this fall as public colleges and universities are hiking prices again, this time to make up for massive cuts in state budgets.
Can't decide between that prestigious culinary school or the community college down the street? A new online tool created by the Department of Education could help students make that decision, with detailed price comparisons for colleges and universities of all types across the country.
If you've written a college application letter or helped a child with one recently, you probably know what Andrew Ferguson means when he writes that the college admissions process "didn't force kids to be Lisa Simpson; it turned them into Eddie Haskell."
“It's misleading," Richard Vedder, director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and economics professor at Ohio University, told Diamond. "Need-blind would mean, 'We don't pay a bit of attention to financial considerations in making admissions decisions,' and GW clearly does."
"This is a great victory for American workers," said Richard Vedder, an economic policy adviser at the Heartland Institute in Chicago and a professor at Ohio University. "Now 45 percent of Americans are covered by these laws, and it is only a matter of time before the other big Midwestern states follow suit or have their lunches eaten by Indiana and Michigan."