Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

If you are a borrower, but especially a black borrower, be wary of your due dates and sketch a plan of payment so you keep on top of your loan before it gets out of hand.

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – By now, we have all heard how immense the student debt crisis actually is. So, it should come as no surprise that student loans continue to wreak havoc on the lives of students who graduate with loan repayments. What is more, though, is that the loans carry on their effect […]

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids

Lower-income teens spend an average of eight hours and seven minutes a day using screens for entertainment, while higher income peers spend five hours and 42 minutes, according to research by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit media watchdog.

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids

By Nellie Bowles (The New York Times) America’s public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether. It wasn’t long ago that the worry was that rich students would have access to the internet earlier, gaining tech skills and creating a digital divide. […]

Why one of the oldest colleges in the US just cut tuition by 33%

"Our new philanthropy-centered financial model recognizes the reality of the diminishing role of student-derived revenue and the negative effects of an ever-increasing sticker price... This is the right model for us. Perhaps it is not right for every college, but if we can strike even a small blow against escalating tuitions, that will be an added benefit of our action." -- St. John's College President, Mark Roosevelt

Why one of the oldest colleges in the US just cut tuition by 33%

By Abigail Hess (CNBC) Founded in 1696, St. John’s is a private liberal arts college with a emphasis on classical philosophy and literature. The school has two campuses, one in Annapolis, Maryland and one in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which enroll a total of 896 graduate and undergraduate students. All classes are taught seminar-style, and students do […]

Africa should invest massively in education

How many Africans who were educated locally will be hired by Google's Artificial Intelligence research center slated to open in Ghana?

Africa should invest massively in education

By Yann Gwet WorldCrunch In this era of constant shocks, Africa should invest massively in education. The objective must be to create a high-quality educational system that is accessible to a larger number of people; to provide education that gives high-level fundamental knowledge, but that is also capable of responding to the needs of a […]

What It Takes To Stand Up To Authority

Most people do what authority figures tell them to – even when they disagree. The reason, it turns out, is hidden in the brain. The good news? It can be changed.

What It Takes To Stand Up To Authority

By Martha Henriques | BBC | 13 July 2018 We like to think we’d do the right thing in a tough situation. We’d stand up to our boss when necessary, step in if we saw someone being bullied, and say no if we were asked to do something we felt was wrong. It’s tempting to […]

100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?

Some fear that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s program to create jobs paying at least $50,000 is not reaching people in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?

By The New York Times Since graduating two years ago from a small private high school in Queens, Ya’seen Madyun has completed a culinary training program and has attended security training courses, all in the hopes of landing a job that pays anywhere near $50,000. In January, Mr. Madyun, now 22, sought assistance at one […]

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

It had revenue of $1.72 billion in its fiscal year ended February 2018.

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

By Bloomberg Businessweek TAL’s initials stand for Tomorrow Advancing Life, a none-too-subtle nod to one of the biggest anxieties of middle-class families in the test-based world of Chinese education. Combining in-person coaching and online instruction that lets teachers lecture across the country to multiple classrooms equipped with large video monitors, TAL expects this year to […]