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Format: 11-18-2017
Format: 11-18-2017
Just as a postsecondary education has become essential for getting a decent job and entering the middle class, it has become financially out of reach for many of America’s young people. State support...
August 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Just as postsecondary education has expanded opportunities for good jobs and entry into the middle class, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Americans. State policy decisions are...
August 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Demos
Center For Public Policy Priorities
The United States Student Association (“USSA”), the nation’s oldest and largest student- run, student-led organization, is comprised of more than four million students with diverse backgrounds who...
August 14, 2012 | Litigation |
One of the most often-cited reasons for the STEM achievement gap is a lack of skilled and trained STEM teachers. The greatest percentage of under-qualified teachers at the K-12 level is found in STEM...
June 13, 2012 | Report |
Meghan Groome
Julia Rankin
America’s experiment with the debt-for-diploma system has officially failed. Total student loan debt in the U.S. now tops $1 trillion – an unprecedented sum that represents the unprecedented...
April 25, 2012 | Policy Brief |
This report examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and their families. Such disinvestment has occurred alongside rapidly...
April 3, 2012 | Report |
John Quinterno
In order to reverse the troubling low graduation rates at our nation’s community colleges, low-income students must stop being financially penalized for attending these institutions. As this...
January 20, 2011 | Policy Brief |
Available financial aid covers only a fraction of what community college students pay for their education.  To finance their studies, many of them enroll in school only part time and/or work...
January 11, 2011 | Report |
Today's young adults are coming of age in a tough economy, on the heels of 30 years of declining economic opportunity and security for all but the most affluent and most highly educated. These...
April 26, 2010 | Report |
Amy Hanauer
Nancy K. Cauthen
Doing an internship while in college has become a near prerequisite for obtaining a good job.  Yet internships are often out of reach for low-income students because most of them are unpaid....
March 23, 2010 | Report |