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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit 9myths.org to get the facts!

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Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

New York Times - Opinion Piece

July 28, 2014

Kevin Carey writes: The mark of a good new college rankings system — or, at least, an interesting one — is a deft combination of familiarity and surprise. Publish a list of nothing but unknown colleges and you lose credibility. Simply replicate the U.S. News hierarchy and you haven’t done anything worthy of attention. By this measure, the Money rankings are successful.Read More


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Paul Ryan's views on college costs look a lot like Obama's

Vox

July 28, 2014

President Obama's higher education agenda has had trouble attracting supporters from either party in Congress so far. But he appears to have at least one rhetorical ally in the House of Representatives: Rep. Paul Ryan. That doesn't mean Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, will be supporting Obama's higher education proposals anytime soon. But Ryan's new plan to fight poverty reveals that the the two very different politicians have some common ground in their approach to colleges and universities.Read More


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Student Debt on Campaign Trail

Inside Higher Education

July 28, 2014

Since holding a vote on their student loan refinancing plan last month, many Senate Democrats have been promoting the plan across the country. Most visibly, the proposal’s main architect, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, has traveled to West Virginia and Kentucky in recent weeks to campaign for Democratic candidates for Senate.Read More


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Promise Unfulfilled?

Chronicle of Higher Education

May 1, 2014

In a recent surge of demands that colleges step up their response to rape, students have put their faith in the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX. Meant to prohibit sex discrimination, the law requires colleges to investigate and resolve reports of sexual misconduct—including assault—whether or not the police are involved.

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Myths & Facts: Student Debt Crisis

MediaMatters.org

April 25, 2014

Fox News often promotes myths about student loan debt in the United States, misinforming about everything from the lack of protections borrowers receive, to the unsubtantiated claim that student loans drive up college costs, to the myth that struggling borrowers are taking a government handout. As the two-year anniversary of student debt surpassing $1 trillion takes place this week, here is a sample of the network's past student loan misinformation.

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More Data is Needed for Student Loan Debt Policy Change

ACA international - Press Release

April 24, 2014

The American Student Assistance organization finds that additional numbers on default rates and the larger population of borrowers who struggle with repayment would help address education debt in the U.S. More data is needed to reflect the level of American consumers negatively impacted by student loan repayment issues, according to a new report from American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization focusing on responsible student loan borrowing and repayment.

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