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  • Former for-profit college students who publicly announced a "debt strike" have gained a prominent endorsement from an influential member of Congress.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Tuesday she supports the 15 former students who declared last week they won't make payments on their federal student loans. Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, is the first member of Congress to publicly...
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  • Sometimes, the act of observing a phenomenon can actually change its outcome.
  • This isn’t a new concept for the physics majors out there. Schrodinger and his cat are the go-­to example in the scientific realm, but the concept can be found in plenty of places, especially education. In primary and secondary education, this effect has been known for years.
  • In an effort to better gauge the performance of our schools...
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  • Fifty years ago students burned their draft cards to protest an immoral war against the people of Vietnam. Today it's a different kind of war, immoral in another way, waged against young Americans of approximately the same age, and threatening them in a manner that endangers not their lives but their livelihoods. 
  • There are at least four good reasons why America's young adults— and their parents—should take...
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  • After a recent government crackdown on the multibillion-dollar career-training industry, stricter limits on student aid and devastating publicity about students hobbled by debt and useless credentials, some for-profit schools simply shut down.
  • But a few others have moved to drop out of the for-profit business altogether, in favor of a more traditional approach to running a higher education institution.
  • And the nonprofit...

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  • The drive to weaken government oversight of higher education by the Republican-dominated Congress kicked off last week during the first meeting of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) since the midterm elections, with student advocates arguing for oversight.
  • Gainful employment rules are a threat to for-profit colleges, who depend on federal funding students bring in the form of student loans. For-...