Jared Kushner Isn’t Alone: Universities Still Give Rich And Connected Applicants A Leg Up

Ten years after his book showed how the wealthy buy college slots for their kids at the expense of more deserving students, Daniel Golden writes that the problem has only gotten worse.

A Jesuit statue is seen in front of Freedom Hall, formerly named Mulledy Hall, on the Georgetown University campus, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

When Georgetown University announced plans in September to make amends for its historical participation in the slave trade, President John J. DeGioia drew a curious parallel. The descendants of 272 slaves sold by the university in 1838 to pay off debts, he said, would receive the same advantage in admissions as the children of its alumni. He

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University, Inc. & The Policing Of Speech On American Campuses

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. American colleges and universities are increasingly corporatized. Within the pernicious corporate culture of campuses exists a kind of campus politics, where student activists police expression and activities in order to create “safe spaces” or protect particular marginalized groups from trauma. While critics of student activists often argue these students are […]

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Published in partnership with Shadowproof. American colleges and universities are increasingly corporatized. Within the pernicious corporate culture of campuses exists a kind of campus politics, where student activists police expression and activities in order to create “safe spaces” or protect particular marginalized groups from

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College Students Around The Nation Protest Koch Corporate Influence On Campus

College students across the country are protesting the corporate influence being imposed upon their campuses by the Koch brothers.

Reports: Students on nearly 30 campuses around the country called for a separation of college and corporation in protests Monday. Although the events highlighted financial influence from the Koch brothers, organizers said the campaign is a response to a broader trend of corporate influence. The idea was spearheaded by students at Florida

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Obama Administration Rakes In Billions Off Student Debt

‘The student loan program isn’t about helping students or borrowers—it’s about making profits for the federal government.’

Critics blasted the U.S. Department of Education for profiting off the backs of struggling students after a new projection by the Congressional Budget Office revealed Monday that the federal agency is set to make $127 billion from loan interest payments over the next ten years. And despite promises to do the opposite, a student loan bill signed

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Bill Proposes Trading Financial Aid For Share Of Future Earnings

Legislation was introduced on Wednesday that would let investors invest in individuals’ future earnings. Critics worry that this could lead to indentured servitude for indebted students.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. Rubio said the US is the one nation that can rally people around the globe against the rise of totalitarian governments. (AP/Susan Walsh)

On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Tom Petri, R - Wis., introduced legislation that would establish a legal framework for investors to directly invest in the future earnings of individuals. The bill, the Investing in Student Success Act, would offer an alternative means for education funding or educational debt repayment without the

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American Dream Drifting Out Of Reach For American Young Adults

A new study shows that Americans entering adulthood are increasingly lacking in both economic and educational opportunities.

A new study reveals that 15 percent of youth aged 16 to 24 are out of both school and work, an issue that’s tarnishing the once-realistic goal of achieving the “American Dream.” The report, published by the Opportunity Nation Coalition, indicates young workers are missing out on opportunities to build skills early on in their careers, which could

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