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Betsy Devos has been busy advancing a conservative education agenda since her confirmation earlier this year. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Betsy DeVos’ 6-month report card: More undoing than doing

From student loans to Title IX, Betsy DeVos has had a busy six months in office. But despite numerous reversals of Obama-era guidelines, little has come in the way of tangible policy.
Has student debt changed because the purpose of education has changed? John Collier/Library of Congress, Ermolaev Alexander/Shutterstock.com

From public good to personal pursuit: Historical roots of the student debt crisis

About 44 million Americans are still paying off student loan debt. But it didn’t always used to be this way. As the perceived purpose of a college education changed, so too did the way we pay for it.
Income share agreements work quite like federal loans. Student debt image via www.shutterstock.com

Are income share agreements a good way to pay for college?

In income share agreements, students agree to pay a percentage of their future income to a private company or lender in exchange for additional money to cover college expenses. Are they for everyone?
What should government and students contribute towards university degrees? from www.shutterstock.com

Federal election 2016: higher education policies to watch out for

Increasing the amount that students pay towards their degree is likely to be on the cards of higher education in this year’s election.
A early chest, belonging to Sir Thomas Bodley, founder of The Bodleian Library at Oxford Unviersity. mira66

The history of student loans goes back to the Middle Ages

When the first universities opened in Europe, some 800 years ago, students literally borrowed from a chest and used their books as collateral.

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