tuition equity

Making A Legislative Case For Tuition Relief

Feb 3, 2015
Wikimedia

The last couple of decades have been hard on college students. 

The cost of higher education--even at public universities--skyrocketed. 

As a result, average student debt roughly tripled between 1990 and 2010. 

Which is why most sessions of the Oregon Legislature feature a rally by college students in support of tuition breaks. 

Associated Students of Southern Oregon University plan such a rally with other groups at the state capitol on February 12th. 

One-Stop Scholarship Shopping

Nov 10, 2014
Wikimedia

The high cost of college sends students and their parents high and low in search of financial aid. 

There are lots of pots of money to draw from, and lots of places to look for them. 

A single website maintained by the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion--OSAC--provides access to a wide number and variety of scholarships. 

The Student Loan Mess

Jun 9, 2014
University of California Press

Maybe you got a student loan or two to get through college.  A lot of people do. 

But a TRILLION dollars? 

That's the current debt load of all the people in the United States who took out student loans. 

Joel and Eric Best, a father-and-son writing team, examine how we got here in their book The Student Loan Mess. 

Higher Education: "Degrees Of Inequality"

Apr 8, 2014
Basic Books

You can start an argument, or at least a spirited discussion, by raising the topic of higher education in America. 

The tuition is high, the level of student debt high, and the utility of certain degrees low or at least in doubt.

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The terminology has changed a bit, and so have some of the approaches. 

The people once called "illegal aliens" are now generally called "undocumented immigrants," and laws are being written to accommodate the ones who came to the United States as children.