Wealthy Parents Give Up Child Custody For College Financial Aid

By Jodi S. Cohen and Melissa Sanchez, Propublica.org -

Dozens of suburban Chicago families, perhaps many more, have been exploiting a legal loophole to win their children need-based college financial aid and scholarships they would not otherwise [...]

Today’s College Students Are Paying More For Less

By Lawrence Wittner, History News Network -

Despite the soaring costs of attending American colleges and universities, their students are receiving an education that falls far short of the one experienced by earlier generations. The [...]

Back When College Was Debt-Free

By Josh Hoxie, Inequality.org -

As May gives way to June, the last college grad ceremonies are wrapping up and the last parties are coming to a close. Now the job hunt for recent grads begins in earnest — with the looming [...]

Public Higher Ed Skews Wealthy

By Rick Seltzer, www.insidehighered.com -

By Rick Seltzer for Inside Higher Education - A majority of the country’s top public universities have grown less accessible for the most financially strapped students since 1999 -- and at the [...]

NY Governor’s ‘Free’ Tuition Plan Will Make Student Loan Crisis Even Worse

By Alan Collinge, www.thehill.com -

By Alan Collinge for The Hill - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan last week to provide for free tuition for people taking undergraduate courses at both the state universities (SUNY) [...]

Bernie’s Tuition Plan Is Doomed To Fail

By Alan Collinge, www.thehill.com -

By Alan Collinge for The Hill - Bernie Sanders unveiled his free-tuition plan this week. The plan, which would eliminate tuition charges for undergraduate students whose families earn less than [...]

Cuomo Proposes Tuition Free College For Middle Class

From Press Room, www.governor.ny.gov -

From Press Room of Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Green Party of NY, in a press release, responded to Cuomo’s tuition plan and called it inadequate, really a fraud by a false progressive: “The [...]

Six Students Arrested At University Of Minnesota Regents Meeting

By Staff, www.unicornriot.ninja -

By Staff of Unicorn Riot - At a hot summer meeting on a mostly deserted campus, the “Differences Organized Coalition” of fifteen groups protested University of Minnesota Board of Regents’ [...]

#MillionStudentMarch: Time To Build Political Revolution!

By Staff of Million Student March - On November 12, the first #MillionStudentMarch took place on 115 campuses across the country. On April 13th, we’re doing it again, this time joining forces [...]

Newsletter: After The Crash…

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The economic agenda described here would create a radical transformation of the economy from a top-down system designed for the [...]

What Lies Behind the ‘Occupy UGC’ Protest

By Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, www.thewire.in -

By Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty for The Wire - New Delhi: It was about a month ago that Ramesh Srivastava, a clerk at a bank in New Delhi’s ITO area, first noticed “young people” sitting on a [...]

Newsletter: Youth Recognize Their Power & Build It

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Youth are rising up. They have been showing leadership on multiple fronts of struggle. They see a broken system dysfunctional [...]

London Students Clash With Police Over Tuition Increases

By Laura Hughes and Nicola Harley, www.telegraph.co.uk -

By Laura Hughes and Nicola Harley for The Telegraph - A student protest over tuition fees descended into violence on Wednesday just hours after the shadow chancellor told demonstrators that they [...]

Why Tuition-Free College Makes Sense

By Lawrence S. Wittner, www.historynewsnetwork.org -

By Lawrence S. Wittner for HNN - The issue of making college tuition-free has recently come to the fore in American politics, largely because the two leading contenders for the Democratic [...]

South Africa: The Meaning Of The #FeesMustFall Movement

By Ben Morken, www.marxist.com -

By Ben Morken for In Defense of Marxism - On Friday, 23 October, South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, announced that there will be no increases to student university fees for next year. This was [...]

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