College Students and the Recession
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College Students and the Recession
How the recession is changing the way college students live
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President Obama: The Biggest Government Spender In World History - Forbes

President Obama: The Biggest Government Spender In World History - Forbes | College Students and the Recession | Scoop.it

This article can be very contraversial.  It explains that President Barrack Obama has made the most spending in Presidential history.  This would affect college students because since there has been so much spending, higher education funds have been cut from the recession.

 

"Don't believe the Rex Nuttings or Barack Obamas of the world, President Obama has not protected taxpayers at all."

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Why Tuition Has Skyrocketed at State Schools

Why Tuition Has Skyrocketed at State Schools | College Students and the Recession | Scoop.it

This is a great article because it explains how colleges have to have price cuts because the government views higher education to be less important with funds compared to medicaid, for example, when a recession occurs.

 

The reason college tuition at public schools has grown so quickly in recent decades is that states have shifted more of the cost of education away from taxpayers and onto students.

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The Class of 2012

The Class of 2012 | College Students and the Recession | Scoop.it

This article is very important for my story because it explains how the recession affects College graduates getting a job.  Just because college students graduate, doesn't guarantee them that they'll be able to find a job.  The recession makes the job market limited, making it tougher for everyone to find jobs.

 

Until more is done to strengthen the economy and job market, a college diploma is no guarantee of upward mobility.

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Report Says College Prices, Once Stable, Are Up Again

Report Says College Prices, Once Stable, Are Up Again | College Students and the Recession | Scoop.it

I like this article because it compares public college tuition prices to private college tuitions.  This would make my story a glocal story because this involves Coe College along with the rest of the world.

 

The price students actually pay for college, after deducting financial aid awards and tax credits from the bill, had its largest increase since 2003.

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A Rise in Students Receiving Merit Awards

A Rise in Students Receiving Merit Awards | College Students and the Recession | Scoop.it

This article is very useful because it specifically says that middle income families and even higher income families are still lookig for more aid.  This means that students are starting to pick colleges due to the money instead of what suits them best.

 

Many colleges and universities are offering sizable amounts of merit money, aid based mainly on academic promise. Here are some of them.

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