Anya Kamenetz

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Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

There's plenty of anxiety in the U.S. over getting into a top college. But a new Gallup poll suggests that, later in life, it doesn't matter nearly as much as we think. In fact, when you ask college graduates whether they're "engaged" with their work or "thriving" in all ...

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What Are Education Tests For, Anyway?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pay attention to this piece. There's going to be a test at the end.

Did that trigger scary memories of the 10th grade? Or are you just curious how you'll measure up?

If the answer is "C: Either of the above," keep reading.

Tests have existed throughout the history of ...

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What Parents Need To Know About Big Data And Student Privacy

Monday, April 28, 2014

My first brush with professional journalism — and with violations of student privacy — came when I was a sophomore at Yale. It was 1999, and George W. Bush, a Yale alumnus, was running for president.

A writer for The New Yorker cold-called my dorm room looking for students who ...

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In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The big names in the growing education-technology industry gathered in Arizona this week.

The "Education Innovation Summit" styles itself the "Davos of ed-tech." Educators, philanthropists and political leaders like Jeb Bush rubbed elbows with the investors, venture capitalists, big companies like Microsoft and small companies hoping to get big. ...

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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

America may have a shot at rejoining the world's most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the Lumina Foundation.

The Indianapolis-based foundation's annual report finds some encouraging data to counter the familiar story of a nation that is famed for its colleges and universities ...

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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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OWS and Student Loans

Thursday, December 01, 2011

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. Later in the segment, Robert Applebaum, founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com, talks about his efforts to forgive student loans - and why he thinks mass default is a bad idea.

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Is Higher Education A Bubble?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What’s been the return of investment on your college experience? 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: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, No Benefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Backdiscusses the way in which the value of college is being reassessed.

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Technology and Teaching in Today's Classrooms

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Obama administration is pushing to incorporate innovative technology initiatives in its reforms of No Child Left Behind. The President has set aside millions for a technology investment fund, but should that investment go to buying computers, getting mobile devices or to teacher training? For our week long series on the future of education in America, we look at how technology factors into education.

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Anya Kamenetz on Questions to Ask When Considering College

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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We asked author Anya Kamenetz to jot down some suggestions for people considering whether their education plans should include traditional college. She gave us some places to craft one's own learning, some education experiments, some thoughts on paying for schooling, and more ... but began with four big questions:

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Is College Right For Everyone? Or Even Worth the Cost?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

College tuition for a four year public school rose, on average, seven percent last year.  That rise came in a year where many American families are already feeling squeezed for money.

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No 'Card Check' in the New Labor Union Bill

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Labor leaders had pinned their hopes on a new bill in Congress called the Employee Free Choice Act. They hoped something called a "card check" would be part of that bill, which would...

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Watch Out! The Second Wave of the Foreclosure Crisis

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The foreclosure crisis is not just about subprime mortgages anymore. Because of job losses and rising health care costs, homeowners who were once able to keep up with their payments a...

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A focus on regulating the credit card industry

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"More regulation" is the magic phrase some claim is needed to prevent another economic meltdown. It looks like the credit card industry may be the leading front of that new regulation...

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Generation Debt: Making A Plan

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week: Anya answers some lingering ...

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Generation Debt: Credit Score

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week's focus: Rescuing your credit ...

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Generation Debt: Student Loans

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week's focus: Student loan woes ...

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Market Mania

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Peter Schiff predicted the economic meltdown – and he has lots to say about the plans to fix it. Then, a look at the Iraqi elections and the future of democracy throughout the Middle East. Plus, personal finance expert Anya Kamenetz takes a look at student loan woes. ...

FUF: Special Interests, Student Loans, and DTV

Friday, January 09, 2009

What's so wrong with special interests? Mary Boyle, Vice President of Communications for Common Cause, discusses the role she foresees them playing in the next administration. Then, Anya Kamenetz, staff writer for Fast Company, author of Generation Debt and

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