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By Erin Eagan
The same message has been hammered into high school students’ heads for years: the only way to a high-paying job and a guaranteed spot in America’s middle-class is by getting a college degree from a four-year university. By now, we know this is not always the case. Instead, the only “guarantee”...
By Susan Pohorski
The good news: economic recovery is coming. The bad news: members of the millennial generation (18-34-year olds) are being left behind. That’s the message of Diana Carew, economist and director of the Young American Prosperity Project at the Progressive Policy Institute. Carew points to recent jobs...
By Susan Pohorski
On behalf of all Baby Boomer parents everywhere I want to apologize to our children. I’m sorry I said you could be whatever you want to be. I’m sorry I told you a four-year degree was the only way to get a good-paying career. I’m sorry I let you borrow all that money to spend on tuition. Now you...
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board approved a 4.5 percent tuition increase for vocational adult education and a 5.5 percent increase for collegiate transfer courses beginning with the 2012 summer session. Resident vocational adult students will pay $5.05 more per credit and...
One of our college presidents recently shared a very persuasive article about for-profit colleges entitled, “The Insiders View of For-profit Colleges, Race, Class and Education Justice." The author of the article, Tressie McMillan Cottom, shares her experiences working with a for-profit higher...
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