tuition equity

Jefferson Exchange | June 9, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Student Loan Mess

Credit University of California Press

Joel Best and Eric Best describe how student loan debt got so high.

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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 8, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Higher Education: "Degrees Of Inequality"

Credit Basic Books

Suzanne Mettler points out the trends in higher education funding, tuition... and politics.

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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Jefferson Exchange | October 7, 2013
10:28 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Tuition Equity Law Now In Use At Oregon State Universities

Oregon State University
Credit oregonstate.edu

A lively discussion of the merits of in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.

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. 

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