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Update on Obama's Plan to Alleviate Debt Burden

Update on Obama's Plan to Alleviate Debt Burden | privatization of education | Scoop.it
NPR Obama takes action to mitigate student loan debt burden Daily Californian He added that public higher education used to be nearly free of cost and that public divestment and privatization of the university were factors in the significant...
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With the "Pay as you Earn" program, debt payments (and interest) will be based on income, which will keep students from drowning in debt when they can only acquire low paying jobs out of college. Obama acknowledges that education is a key component to the United States staying a modern super power in all subjects. In addition to this, they have enacted a law where students can refinance their loans, so that they are more suitable to their living situation.50% of students in the UC system have debt and in UC Berkeley the average debt per student is $20,000. This article is very informative and specific to California Universities, especially public and gives us a greater idea of how student debt regulations are going to change in the future.

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Value of College

Value of College | privatization of education | Scoop.it
WHEN LaTisha Styles graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in 2006 she had $35,000 of student debt. This obligation would have been easy to discharge if...
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Using personal stories, the economist is able to make this situation personal. The economist highlights stories of graduates who have accumulating incredible student debt, but are unable to obtain a job in the field that they studied in, so they face great underemployment. This article doesn't really give the overview of most college student, but mostly the ones who have the most difficulty. What this article does well is it gives us an idea of what school have greater value than others.

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Graphics show the extent of the Student Loan Debt Crisis

Graphics show the extent of the Student Loan Debt Crisis | privatization of education | Scoop.it
Nearly $1 trillion in debt, millions in unpaid loans: the numbers behind how Americans are struggling to pay for college.
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These graphs and visuals are a great visualization of the student loan debt crisis. For most people these large numbers and figures are difficult to fully understand and these graphics make it easy for people to compare and understand. These graphics range from the rise in debt, rising cost of tuition, the amount of borrowers and that effect on debt, how student debt compares to other debt like mortgage, which class owes the most and how obama's solutions will pan out. The last graphic about obama's solutions (which are more like bandages), is most interesting to me because it shows how these bandaged will not help as much as the community is expecting/needs. This site is a great starting point for people who are researching this topic.

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How College Maintains Inequality

How College Maintains Inequality | privatization of education | Scoop.it
The campus party culture ends up protecting the privileged.
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This article talks about the higher education party scene, which is mostly made up of wealthy students. While working class students may participate in this scene, they are unsuccessful because their college education is more significant and their financial situation makes it difficult to participate, as the college expects more from them because of scholarships. This can lead to isolation.  It has been proven that working class students who transfer to less prestigious schools are more successful and confident in their careers. This article shows how there is even great inequality within higher education. This article is important because it shows inequality in a different angle.

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Do colleges provide the proper guidance or do college students properly use their resources?

Do colleges provide the proper guidance or do college students properly use their resources? | privatization of education | Scoop.it
With college tuition continuing to spiral ever upward, taking unnecessary classes could boost your bill (and debt) by hundreds or thousands of dollars.
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the article is about how college has become a necessary step for the workforce and students are just doing classes to get by and acquire a diploma. The article also questions whether college resources like advisors are helpful or if college students even use them. In a recent study it said that college students don't use college resources, but do the bare minimum to finally go to work. I wish that the article went into more detail but I think it is interesting information. It investigates the worth of college, and whether it can give you more than a diploma.

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New tuition tracker web source calculates the total cost of college, which recently has substantially increased, more so for the lower class.

New tuition tracker web source calculates the total cost of college, which recently has substantially increased, more so for the lower class. | privatization of education | Scoop.it
MiamiHerald.com
Tuition Tracker database shows rising college costs hitting poor students the ...
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    This article rose from the new tuition tracker web source which shows the  rise in cost of college. Although the higher classes are paying more for education, it is a greater struggle for people of lower classes because of the  "affirmative action for the rich," federal aid cuts, and the recent recession. These aren't exactly new ideas, but I like how he grouped them all together to truly show the struggles of the lower classes. I also had never heard of an article talking about college scholarships to the wealthy, which I know is very prevalent in jesuit universities. They do this to bring in kids with high SAT scores & GPA, so they can say that their standards are higher and become more attractive.

   I don't think that they explained the idea of a "net" very well and I feel that they should have explained their convictions & statements. Although this article is intriguing, they don't take it much further. If they had, the article would be more responsible. Maybe they would relate it to Obama's new call to action on student loans or other legislation in progress.

  But this article did give me ideas on what to research, such as the recent federal aid cuts.

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Cost of Med School

Cost of Med School | privatization of education | Scoop.it
The High Cost of Medical School Education (The High Cost of Medical School Education http://t.co/QfmCY0e65i)
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The cost of medical school education is extraordinary because it takes many years to fulfill the requirements and become a doctor. This article written by Bernard Asagai discusses the issues with medical student debt, because although doctors do make money, it takes years, even after they work in the hospital to acquire  a good enough salary to be able to pay off their debts. The average debt for medical students is $250,000. The price of becoming a doctor is so great that less students are deciding to become doctors or even go into the medical field and it is impacting the medical industry. The cost of becoming a doctor is a huge drawback and now, due to debts, it is not the most high paying or valuable, secure  job. For America to be competitive, universal healthcare and education IS necessary. Although this article is fairly informative, Asagai does not provide sufficient solutions, but only open ended ones.

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Student Loan Debt Clock & Tips

The Student Loan Debt Clock provides a continually-updated estimate of total federal and private student loan debt outstanding.
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This is a great site to see the extent of student debt in the united states. It shows how student debt has gone up and demonstrates the increase and growing need for a solution. Although this is not an article, it is a really important active visual. Underneath the debt clock there are tips and information for reducing your individual student debt and how to go around student loans. I would recommend this site to all incoming students because it is very reasonable and instructive.

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The Cost of Not Receiving Higher Education

The Cost of Not Receiving Higher Education | privatization of education | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century. It's a sign of the growing value of a college education despite rising tuition costs, accord...
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This article discusses the wage gap between college and high school graduates is increasing, meaning that the worth of a diploma is increasing as well. Not having a college degree makes life extremely difficult, and "as a whole, high-school graduates were more likely to live in poverty and be dissatisfied with their jobs, if not unemployed." Furthermore, the majority of college graduates belief their college experience and diploma paid off in their careers. the  "economic penalties" for people for not having a college degree is far greater than it ever has. The only question is whether the student loans and years in debt are a price worth paying. This article is important because it explains this problem simply. 

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Graduate employment issues

Graduate employment issues | privatization of education | Scoop.it
Deseret News Recent college graduates feeling the pinch of underemployment Deseret News It's the same story for her peers with degrees in other disciplines, and for spring college graduates transitioning into the labor market: The prospect of...
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This article demonstrates the difficulties of getting a job after college. Most students are unable to get a job in their degree and end up pursuing very different careers. Students feel that their college degree was useless and only served as a necessary credential rather than a realistic guide. The article is definitely biased towards the feelings of college students and doesn't include quotes from professors or college administrators. I feel that these are very real ideas and feelings and they are important to address.

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Visual on the different costs of education in Europe--which is still significantly lower than the US

Visual on the different costs of education in Europe--which is still significantly lower than the US | privatization of education | Scoop.it
Cost of #University Education in the #EU http://t.co/JvJrntj1oG via @Amazing_Maps
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This map is a phenomenal visual for the cost of tuition in EU, which is obviously significantly lower than in the US. This map is very attractive and it clearly shows the cost per year of different countries. It is honestly so surprising that so many countries provide free education. I think this map could go further into discussing how good the education is.

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The Threatened Future of the American Public School Education System

The Threatened Future of the American Public School Education System | privatization of education | Scoop.it
Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools. (Public Schools for Sale? privatization of public education has to stop.
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I like this article because there is great factual evidence that backs up what Diane Ravitch discusses like how in Philadelphia 23 school were closed for good which were replaced by charter schools.This is one of the few scoop it articles where the speakers have been truly informed, practicing responsible journalism. I also like how Diane Ravitch does not neglect politics in her discussion and explains the political power of the charter schools. It is better that this is a televised interview because they use great visuals to help discuss the issue.
Although the article is well done there is only one perspective on the matter and it is obviously biased. A debate would definitely enhance the article, but I think it would be difficult for both sides to come together since it is such a sensitive and controversial topic.They address too broad of a topic. I think it would have been great if they were more specific in their issues, it would have strengthened the interview. They didn't use an international perspective either and without other examples of successful public education, their argument weakens. Overall though a worthwhile article!

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