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College tuition news and analysis from The Nation
August 1, 2019
The Democratic Debates Are an Unprecedented Moment for Americans With Student Debt
The Democratic presidential proposals represent a dramatic shift in the nationwide discussion about tuition costs and student loan debt.
April 24, 2019
The Real College-Admissions Scandal Is America’s Unjust Financial-Aid Process
A Title I public-school counselor recounts how systemic barriers punish low-income students who want to go to college.
March 21, 2019
The Admissions Scandal Is About Parental Narcissism—and the Schools’ Complicity
This is what college looks like for entitled parents who don’t care about education, and whose children don’t care either.
March 8, 2019
The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train
If Hampshire goes under, the arts and the liberal arts as inspiration to lives of critical inquiry and social engagement will have been dealt another serious blow.
March 7, 2019
A CFPB Official Who Quit in Protest Will Testify About the Bureau’s ‘Incompetence’
Seth Frotman has tough words for CFPB’s political leadership, and big ideas on how to solve the student-debt crisis.
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February 19, 2019
Even Conservatives Support Sweden’s Welfare State. Here’s Why.
It’s practical and efficient, allowing for a very competitive economy while ensuring a high standard of living.
January 30, 2019
State Universities Are Being Resegregated
Nearly half of all elite public universities are enrolling a lower percentage of black students than they were in the mid-1990s.
December 11, 2018
Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women.
A new report shows that student debt doesn’t just recreate class divides—it reflects the country’s gender gap.
December 6, 2018
The White House Has Hosted a Predators’ Ball of Corruption
Here’s how the incoming Democratic Congress can expose it and make the case for bold reform.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 27, 2018
Can We Make College Free Again?
Isn’t it time we stopped student debt in its tracks?