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College tuition news and analysis from The Nation
February 8, 2016
My Generation’s Best Chance Is Socialism
You don’t need a $200,000 college degree to know when you’re getting screwed.
January 12, 2016
Graduate Students at Private Universities Could Soon Have the Right to Unionize
A pending NLRB case could reverse 12 years of labor limbo for student workers at private institutions.
December 29, 2015
Who’s Fighting the Mental-Health Crisis on Campus? Unions.
Grant Mao wanted to get back on track. Yale wanted to get rid of him.
November 16, 2015
The University of North Carolina’s New President Should Scare Anyone Who Cares About Higher Ed
Margaret Spellings is a Karl Rove protégé who calls students “customers,” and now she’s in charge of the state’s prestigious public university system.
October 15, 2015
Colleges Are Spending 7 Times More on Athletics Than They Are on Academics
It’s time to stop and ask where your money is going—and why.
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September 23, 2015
If You Owe Student-Loan Debt, the Government Can Garnish Your Social Security Benefits
Join our campaign to demand relief for thousands of Social Security recipients still struggling to pay off their student loans.
September 16, 2015
The University of Texas Just Handed Out a $6 Million Golden Parachute
The nation’s biggest college sports program just paid its new director $6 million to quit.
September 9, 2015
Tennessee Higher Education Talks Big, Acts Cheap
Statewide austerity measures leave campus workers doing more work for less pay.
August 17, 2015
Prison Education Reduces Recidivism by Over 40 Percent. Why Aren’t We Funding More of It?
Giving prisoners access to financial aid for college tuition is the first step towards “de-carceration.”
August 13, 2015
Are Graduate Students ‘Workers’?
Not according to a new ruling against students at the New School.