Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

July 19, 2017

The Culling of Higher Ed Begins

It has become trendy to predict that higher education is on the verge of a major collapse, what with enrollments falling as loan debt and rising tuition cause students and families to ask harder questions about the value of a college credential.

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July 14, 2017

Not who you think: The truth about today’s college students

An observation about school made by a Georgia lawyer 60 years ago still makes sense in very different times. “Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college — or because they didn’t,” said Lanham L. Henderson. He’d get an argument about that today, judging from the recent plunge in our national regard for higher education.

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July 5, 2017

Why Summer Jobs Don’t Pay

Why can't kids today just work their way through college the way earlier generations did? The answer to that question isn't psychology. It's math. A summer job just doesn't have the purchasing power it used to, especially when you compare it with the cost of college.

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