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National News: Articles on the Value of Higher Education

block  The Atlantic: The Myth of the Student-Loan Crisis  This month, college-admission letters are being accompanied by national anxiety over the growing “student-debt crisis."

block  CNN: The cost of college: a balancing act  One of the president’s education goals is for the have the world’s highest proportion of college graduates. America is ranked behind Russia, Canada, and several other countries in this category, according to the College Board.

block  Stateline: Higher education funds begin slow recovery  When Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad stumped recently for increased higher education funding to keep tuition down, he was doing so in direct opposition to fellow Republican legislators who control the state House of Representatives. It didn’t worry him.

block  The Atlantic: What's More Expensive Than College?  Not Going to College  There is a cost to not educating young people. The evidence is around us and all over the world.

block  The Chronicle of Higher Education: Graduates of For-Profits Lag Behind Their Peers in Earnings and Employment, Study Finds   Six years after they enter college, students from for-profit institutions are employed at lower rates and earn less than their peers, according to a study by three scholars from Harvard University.

block  Library Journal: Assault on Public Education From the Bell Tower  There’s been considerable debate lately on whether everyone needs to go to college. If funding trends stay the same or worsen, it may not matter. Only the elite will be able to afford it.