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Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Unpaid Internship Problem

The president and vice president announced this month that they were going to pay their interns. The White House put out a news release. I think we were supposed to […]




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Student Loan Borrowers Don’t Deserve ‘Forgiveness.’ They Deserve an Apology.

Still not convinced that the nation should ask debtors for absolution, and not the other way around? Consider the facts.First, there’s the Free Application for Financial Aid, or FAFSA, which […]
















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Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College

This Is Very UncomfortableIf you are raising your eyebrows now, administrators feel for you. They do not like the equity implications of merit aid either, even if affluent families who […]




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FAFSA’s Expected Family Contribution Is Going Away. Good Riddance.

“The idea is that the university knows you well enough to expect something from you,” said Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of sociology and medicine at Temple University and author of Paying […]