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Free Tuition Does Not Free College Make

Free Tuition Does Not Free College Make

December 12, 2018

Main Street doesn't seem to know Wall Street is having a rough December. A state program in Tennessee is giving students free tuition to get into college, but with the remaining costs of books, rent and food, administrators are trying to figure how to keep them enrolled... and fed. Plus, Anu Anand breaks down the drama in India's economy following the resignation of the head of their reserve bank. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income.
Main Street doesn't seem to know Wall Street is having a rough December. A state program in Tennessee is giving students free tuition to get into college, but with the remaining costs of books, rent and food, administrators are trying to figure how to keep them enrolled... and fed. Plus, Anu Anand breaks down the drama in India's economy following the resignation of the head of their reserve bank. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income.

December 12, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Impact of Targeted Tuition-Free Programs

Impact of Targeted Tuition-Free Programs

December 11, 2018

A new paper examining tuition-free programs targeted at high-achieving low-income high school students found increases in students applying to and enrolling in college.
A new paper examining tuition-free programs targeted at high-achieving low-income high school students found increases in students applying to and enrolling in college.

December 11, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal

Calculating the Risk of College

Calculating the Risk of College

December 11, 2018

College pays off for most people and costs have even been flattening. There are, however, often-overlooked pitfalls that can leave some people worse off than if they hadn’t gone to college.
College pays off for most people and costs have even been flattening. There are, however, often-overlooked pitfalls that can leave some people worse off than if they hadn’t gone to college.

December 11, 2018

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PBS NewsHour

How These Humanities Graduates Are Finding Jobs in Silicon Valley

How These Humanities Graduates Are Finding Jobs in Silicon Valley

December 11, 2018

Only 1 in 20 college degrees awarded today are in the humanities or liberal arts, as a perception persists that these fields don't provide marketable skills for students entering the workforce. But is this theory true? For our Future of Work series, Jeffrey Brown explores why students with "soft skills" are critical for innovating and helping organizations run effectively--even in Silicon Valley.
Only 1 in 20 college degrees awarded today are in the humanities or liberal arts, as a perception persists that these fields don't provide marketable skills for students entering the workforce. But is this theory true? For our Future of Work series, Jeffrey Brown explores why students with "soft skills" are critical for innovating and helping organizations run effectively--even in Silicon Valley.

December 11, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Fund-Raising Amid Scandal

Fund-Raising Amid Scandal

December 11, 2018

Fallout from on-campus tragedies and athletic program controversies prompts donors to circle the wagons -- or flee.
Fallout from on-campus tragedies and athletic program controversies prompts donors to circle the wagons -- or flee.

December 11, 2018

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