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NYU’s Free Medical-School Tuition Could Funnel More Doctors to Primary Care
Medical school costs a lot of money that a lot of people don’t have. That often means students do a bit of cost-benefit analysis: Is it worth it ...
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The Long Shadow of Racism at the University of Virginia: From 1817 to the Charlottesville Riots
In the 1800s, the University of Virginia rented human beings as a cost-saving measure. These people—mostly men—helped build the institution. Literally. They were mainly put to work constructing ...
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Emails From Trump Education Official Reveal Ties to For-Profit Colleges
This week, advocates for student-loan borrowers have seen some of their worst fears come true. More than a year after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the U.S. ...
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Here’s How Colleges Are Spending Money From the Koch Foundation
On Tuesday, the Charles Koch Foundation announced that it would be making a significant change: The philanthropic behemoth would begin publishing details about the multiyear contracts that it ...
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White College Graduates Are Doing Great With Their Parents’ Money
The numbers are staggering: White Americans with a college degree are on average three times as wealthy as black Americans with the same credential, and in families whose ...
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Yet Another Way Student Debt Keeps People from Buying Homes
Tariq Habash was in the market to buy a home in 2016, and he knew there were a couple of factors that the banks would be looking at ...
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The Era of Affirmative Action May Not Last Much Longer
On Tuesday, the Trump administration made its official position clear: Schools should limit their use of race as a factor when determining admissions. The administration is moving to ...
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Why Walmart Is Paying for Its Employees to Go to College
On Wednesday, Walmart announced that it would offer to pay, at least in part, for its 1.4 million employees in the United States—part-time, full-time, and salaried—to go to ...
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Arne Duncan Is Serious: Americans Should Boycott School
The former education secretary says it’s time for American families to boycott school to fight for stricter gun laws. Over the weekend, Arne Duncan, who served in the ...
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The Higher Education Nearly All Americans Love
Two surveys last year painted an unambiguous picture: Republicans had soured on higher education. They thought colleges had a negative impact on the country and the “way things ...
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