Our Voices

What do Toys”R”US and Wheelock College have in Common?

By Bob Hildreth Decreases in national birth rates have dealt fatal blows to both Toys”R” Us andWheelock College. Empty aisles and empty seats killed them. If low birth rates can destroy a national box store and a prestigious college what else may be vulnerable? The...

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In a perfect world…

By Hodan Hashi Growing up, I never really understood that college was a privilege because I grew up in a household where going to college was just another expectation. Similar to how high school and middle school were. So when I got to the end of my junior year of...

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Student Debt Also Affects Veterans!

By Bob Hildreth Veterans are one of the least known demographics suffering under the weight of student loans. Poor data collection coupled with the myth that the Post-GI Bill adequately covers college costs are to blame. A decade in which benefits have increased by...

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Trading Social Security for Student Debt Relief

Trading Social Security for Student Debt Relief

  by Bob Hildreth Whether you like it or not, Congressman Tom Garrett’s proposal linking student debt repayment with social security exactly demonstrates where we at. The student debt repayment crisis has reached such alarming levels that we are ready to ask our...

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Why the Hildreth Institute?

by Bob Hildreth There is no doubt that navigating the college application and financing process is difficult. I founded Inversant and co-founded LaVida Scholars with the belief that if low-income families are provided with the information and resources they need, they...

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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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