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    You Won’t Believe How Many Food Stamp Recipients Have Attended College

    If you’ve attended college or received a college degree, you’re facing better-than-average odds of managing to find and hold a job, even in this dismal economy. So it’s slightly surprising that over a quarter of households receiving food stamps are headed by those who have attended college. According to the … More

    Lee Introduces Plan to Help Lower College Costs, Increase Innovation

    Senator Mike Lee wants to boost educational opportunities for low-income and middle-class Americans by allowing colleges to be accredited at the state level. Today, the Utah Republican introduced a bill that would permit colleges to get accreditation at the state, rather than regional or federal, level and still be eligible … More

    Lady Gaga and “The Walking Dead”? What Are College Students Learning These Days?

    “The Fame Monster: The Cultural Politics of Lady Gaga”; “Blame It on the Bossa Nova: The Historical Transnational Phenomenon”; “The Sociology of the Living Dead: Zombie Films”; “Fairytales: Russia and the World.” No, these aren’t the names of the newest hit cable show—these are courses offered at accredited U.S. colleges … More

    Morning Bell: 4 Problems with Federal College Scorecards

    Yesterday, President Obama announced his plan to make “college more affordable, tackle rising costs, and improve value for students and their families.” But a big part of the President’s plan includes creating a college rating system—a federal scorecard—to evaluate colleges on measures such as graduation rates, the number of low-income … More

    Student Loan "Deal" Ensures That College Costs Will Continue to Rise

    Last Friday, the President signed into law the student loan “compromise,” promising it would help rein in college costs. The bill pegs interest rates on federal student loans to Washington’s cost of borrowing (the Treasury rate) plus 2.05 percent and caps interest rates at 8.25 percent. Congress says that this … More

    Student Loans: College Costs Will Continue to Rise

    Last week, the Senate passed a bill that would peg interest rates on federal student loans to Washington’s cost of borrowing (the Treasury rate) plus 2.05 percent. The bill also caps interest rates at 8.25 percent in the event they rise in the coming years. The House has praised the … More

    Fisher v. University of Texas: Racial Preferences at the Supreme Court

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the challenge to the University of Texas’s consideration of race in its undergraduate admissions program. The ruling is a limited win for those who want a truly colorblind society. Texas adopted a plan in the mid-1990s that automatically admitted Texas … More

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout on Innovation in Higher Education

    The Heritage Foundation today launches a new Google+ Hangout series on innovative policy ideas. Produced in conjunction with the Center for Policy Innovation, today’s conversation focuses on the future of higher education. Tune in at noon ET. Disruptive innovation is transforming higher education and challenging the business models at colleges … More

    Education Savings Accounts: Empowering Parents

    It is ironic that while Americans are able to freely choose what commercial luxuries to invest in, we are not able to freely invest in our most precious commodity: our children, and our children’s future. Expanding choice in education means expanding opportunity for children and creating a more responsive education … More

    Coverdell Education Savings Accounts—Now Safe from Taxation—Could Still Be Improved

    Congress and President Obama preserved the rules regarding Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) when they passed the “fiscal cliff” deal. Coverdell ESAs are the lone tax break available to parents for kindergarten through twelfth grade education expenses. But beginning January 1, 2013, the accounts were going to be only useful … More