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Student Loan Relief: The Time has Come!

Author: Robert H. Solomon Posted: September 2nd, 2012

One of the greatest national problems and disgraces is the student loan dilemma. Student loans have now topped $1.1 trillion! With no end in sight to the spiraling cost of education and the continuing economic recession, aspiring college graduates and their parents continue to take on debt. Many students facing tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt are entering the worst job market in a generation. The situation is scarcely better, and probably worse, for newly minted professionals (especially doctors and lawyers) who have compounded their undergraduate debt with graduate school debt. With no job or jobs that fail to meet expectations, the cost of these degrees now bear no relationship to the financial benefit.

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Learn to Make a Living and Have a Life?

Author: Marty Pasternak Posted: August 20th, 2012

Read a book review the other day – book “review” because with my oldest child heading off to college (freshman!) in a week and a half there’s no time or patience to read even a chapter much less a whole book.  The book reviewed was College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew Delbanco.

According to the reviewer a primary focus of the book is how the value of a liberal arts education is being crushed or ignored by large research universities – and even at some traditionally liberal arts colleges too – in favor of science and other more quantitative and revenue generating disciplines.
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