Shouldn't government ensure a college education?

Some say that college is the next personal-debt-bubble to burst. But education and training are key to modern economic competitiveness. We discuss the state of higher education.

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Listen: Gordon Fox on Education

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

That's My Issue is WNYC's project to gather stories of how personal experience has shaped your politics. Here Gordon Fox of Rhode Island tells his story - live from that Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

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30 Issues: Educating for Tomorrow, America U.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The future of American education at the postsecondary level. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Higher Education Bubble

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Glenn Reynolds, law professor at the University of Tennessee, InstaPundit blogger and the author of The Higher Education Bubble, joins us to argue that the U.S. is currently experiencing a higher education bubble that mirrors the housing bubble and that college tuition costs have vastly outpaced inflation and family income.

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Student Loan Rate Changes Explained

Monday, July 02, 2012

Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, discusses the deal struck in Washington to drop student loan rates and why grace periods disappeared yesterday.

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Money U: Student Loans in Deferment or Forbearance

Monday, March 12, 2012

Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company, discusses a recent report from the NY Fed on student loans that found nearly half of loans in deferment or forbearance, and gives advice on paying off those kinds of loans. Kamenetz is the author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, No Benefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Back.

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Who Needs College?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Rick Santorum says that wanting every American to go to college makes President Obama a "snob." Jennifer Cohen, senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation's Education Policy Program, discussed what a college education means today.

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Opinion: Waitress Moms, College Snobs, and the Tug-of-War for Populist America

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rick Santorum's "snob" comments just don't make sense. And they won't win Waitress Moms in 2012.

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OWS and Student Loans

Monday, January 02, 2012

OWS wants people to default on their student loan debts. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, and Generation Debt, discusses the idea and other news around higher education financing. 

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