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Why a tuition moratorium would be an opportunity for colleges?

By Bob Hildreth Tuition increases are at the very center of today’s college financial crisis. They must be turned back if any reform is to take hold. As a first step, Washington should ask all institutions of higher learning to accept a five-year moratorium on raising...

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Zero Student Loans

By Bob Hildreth Giving loans to anyone not ready to repay them is cruel. America has set up millions of students to fail just when their careers should be taking off. Any reform of the college finance system should do away with loans. They are ill suited to the task...

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Why We Demand #ZeroDebt?

Why We Demand #ZeroDebt?

  By Bahar Akman Imboden There is increased evidence that student loans perpetuate, if not aggravate, existing inequalities.[i] Studies show that debt is disproportionately burdening low- and middle-income households,[ii] blacks,[iii] Latinos,[iv]and...

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Get Out Those Boxes of Tea

By Bob Hildreth Our forebears tossed tea in the harbor and fought in Shea’s Rebellion to protest taxes. Today we must find their spirit to protest the taxes the GOP wants to levy on our colleges and students. The Republican tax bill includes six taxes on higher Ed,...

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ViewPoint: Save colleges from themselves

ViewPoint: Save colleges from themselves

The effect of America’s student loan program on our country’s young people is ground well covered. It is a $1.3 trillion mess with tentacles hurting spending power and reaching all sectors of the U.S. economy. The housing market, the stock market, automotive sales,...

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Why is college tuition rising and how can we curb it?

By Bob Hildreth Working closely with parents of high school students who are preparing and saving for college, we at Inversant are interested in better understanding how our higher education system works. Why is tuition always rising? What are the possible solutions...

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U.S. Colleges Are Facing a Demographic and Existential Crisis

By Bob Hildreth At colleges and universities across the country, students and faculty are preparing for the new fall term. But behind the scenes, administrators are dealing with a harsh reality. Many of them have failed to meet their enrollment targets for the...

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