How do you get a job without experience? And how do you get experience without a job? For today's young workers, the answer is get an internship. More than half of this year's college graduates did just that at some point before earning their degrees, according to a survey just released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
The way to put community colleges to work in job creation does not end with funding issues and putting smart legislation in place. Students also need better information about postsecondary options and their associated returns.
Olympia, WA— The national June jobs report showed 200,000 more people joined the unemployment lines. In Washington, unemployment is also rising--as jobs shift rapidly from manufacturing to the service sector--and state tuition/student debt is growing fast. Because of these developments, the state’s low- and middle-income families are particularly threatened.
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Demos Senior Policy Analyst Viany Orozco joins WBAI's Esther Amrah to discuss a new Demos report "The Great Cost Shift" which examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and thei
Tamara Draut appeared on NPR's Marketplace to discuss the student loan default rate among middle aged Americans. Draut explained, "People in their 40s lost a lot of coping mechanisms that enabled them to pay the bills.
With student loan interest rates set to jump from 3.4 to 6.8 percent in July, Tamara Draut, Vice President of Policy & Research at Demos, discusses Senator Warren’s proposed legislation with Charles Showalter of The Union Edge, Labor's Talk Radio.
Demos Vice President of Policy and Research Tamara Draut joins NPR's On Point, explaining why our public higher education system has become privatized to the point of no longer being the public good it was intended to be. She shares what we can do to return to a debt-free system.