FOX NEWS Mocks Student Loan Borrowers, Warns Taxpayers Will be Forced to Pay ‘Hundreds of Billions’ In College Debt

Posted on August 28, 2019

“Fox & Friends warned that the U.S. is close to “free college for all” Thursday in a segment ridiculing student loan borrowers and cautioning taxpayers they’ll be “on the hook” for young Americans’ desire to receive an education. Co-host Steve Doocy was joined by Brian Brenberg, executive vice president and chair at New York’s King’s College, as the pair mocked student loan borrowers and warned that Americans will soon be forced to pay off “hundreds of billions of dollars” in other people’s student loan defaults. The Thursday morning Fox News crew put out a segment, “Student Debt Threat,” which claimed the mainstream media is trying to create a recession to make President Donald Trump look bad while ignoring the real economic crisis: student loan borrowing.” Continue reading

‘I Need A Degree In Order To Move Forward’: Why Some Adults Choose College

Posted on August 27, 2019

“A new father trying to provide for his family. A grandmother finishing what she started more than four decades ago. A man navigating multiple schools, hidden curriculums and financial hurdles. These are just some of the older students working toward a degree in the U.S. The majority of today’s college students have characteristics that describe them as “nontraditional”: They work; they’re raising children; they’re not coming straight from high school. And while some just take a couple-year detour to make money or care for family, others are going back far later in life.” Continue reading

Facing Your Fears: Adults Returning to College

Posted on August 19, 2019

“Going back to college can be an intimidating decision, especially for an adult learner. The pathway for an adult learner is often filled with fear of the unknown – Will I be able to afford this? How much time will it take, and will it be convenient? Will I receive enough support?
As an adult learner, life priorities are certainly different compared to that of a traditional 18-year-old student. Life is more chaotic with balancing full-time jobs, families and everyday life expenses, so when it comes to going back to school, the thought can be more stressful than exciting.” Continue reading

Report Examines How Online For-Profit Institutions Impact Vulnerable Students

Posted on August 16, 2019

“Online programs provided by for-profit institutions focus their marketing and recruitment strategies toward vulnerable students who are low-income, African-American, veterans, women and are over the age of 25. That’s the findings from a new report by the Center for Responsible Learning (CRL), that assesses how these programs have affected minority groups and what attracted them to online learning.” Continue reading

Three Challenges Facing The Online Education Industry In 2019

Posted on August 14, 2019

“As a web-based entrepreneur who focuses on high-skill trades such as accounting and law, I have become very familiar with the modern educational landscape. The advent of online education has been significant for these industries and many others, as it has opened up new possibilities for students and teachers alike. However, not everything in the world of online classes and web-based lectures is positive. There have been some growing pains in the process of developing this learning framework for the 21st century that have led to unforeseen consequences. Here are three of these issues, as well as some potential ways to approach or resolve them as an entrepreneur.” Continue reading

’40-Year-Old Interns’ Are Helping STEM Companies Achieve Gender Parity

Posted on August 12, 2019

“What have you done lately?”

“Those were the words that weighted on Priti Shah when she went in for interviews after taking time off to raise her children. Despite previously earning her master’s degree and working in tech for most of her career, after over a decade out of the workforce, many tech companies weren’t taking her seriously when she decided she wanted to return to work. Fortunately for Shah, it wasn’t too long before she started the job search that IBM had signed onto a new kind of program designed for people just like her—high caliber candidates who have taken some time away from the workforce. ” Continue reading

What Matters More: Skills or Degrees?

Posted on August 9, 2019

“Historically, employers made the baccalaureate, and in some cases advanced degrees, the gateway to an interview. If you did not hold the sheepskin, you would not get in the door. But times have changed. Rapidly advancing technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, robotics and the advent of quantum computing have created an environment in which much of what is learned in college becomes outdated in a few short years. Certainly, the soft skills of creative thinking, critical thinking, communication and leadership do not go out of date and remain in demand by employers. But the hard facts and skills of most of the disciplines are changing as technology ripples through the economy and society.” Continue reading

Not sure about university? Remember there’s no rush

Posted on August 8, 2019

“University isn’t for everyone. This simple fact is all too often lost amid the frenzy of open days, application deadlines, and being told that uni will be the time of your life. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, the chances are you don’t really know what you want to do with your life after school. I certainly didn’t. When I applied for university six years ago, I did it because it was the expected thing for me to do after A-levels, because all my friends were doing it, because it seemed like the best path to a good job.” Continue reading

5 tips to maintain balance for working adults going back to school

Posted on August 6, 2019

“You have goals and dreams. You have ideas for transforming your career through higher education. You also have a life. Going back to school when you have other major responsibilities is certainly courageous and worthwhile, but it also may be one of the most difficult things you ever do. Here are five tips to help maintain your balance (and your sanity) while juggling school and the rest of life’s responsibilities.” Continue reading

‘I’m drowning’: Those hit hardest by student loan debt never finished college

Posted on August 5, 2019

“Most days, 25-year-old Chavonne can push her student loan debt to the back of her mind. Between short-term office jobs in the Washington, D.C., area, she drives for Uber. But once in awhile, a debt collector will get hold of her cellphone number — the one she keeps changing to avoid them — and it all comes back fresh. “I’ll be like, ‘Oh no!’ ” she says. “It’s a sad reminder that I owe somebody money!”” Continue reading