The federal government isn't a private bank, but it has reasons for charging interest on student loans.
Progressives often debate whether universal or targeted policies are best suited to create a more equal society. Warren's college plan brilliantly combines them both.
Universities are increasingly turning to graduate programs to balance their books. Students are shouldering the costs.
High doctor pay keeps American health-care costs high. Without debt relief, it will be hard to get doctors on board for lower pay.
As Americans' faith in higher education reacts to rising costs, mounting debts, and the growing sense that preparation for the workforce need not take a four-year degree, the post-World War II ambitions of higher education may prove to be a noble failure.
Far-right orthodoxy on education casts students as customers paying for a service. That rhetoric tricks students into chasing bad options.
Accreditation agencies are supposed to make sure that colleges are putting students in a position to succeed. That’s not happening at schools overseen by one accreditor in particular.
A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt.
The presidential campaign trail is littered with ideas for making college more affordable, but none of them address the potential game-changer of a wealth-based approach to financing an education.
Traditional colleges and universities have become unlikely allies of the beleaguered for-profit industry as each group tries to fend off the government’s push for more accountability.