A once crazy idea gets a little more mainstream.
Actually, that's not so bad, by international standards.
A recent report shows that graduate students generate nearly a third of all education debt.
A University of Delaware professor explains why he and other faculty are up in arms over the school's plans to team up with America's largest bank.
An average of $0.0008!
So far, many of Capitol Hill's wealthiest seem to be collecting their salaries, even while the federal workforce sits home.
For now, the White House and Democrats are saying no.
With NIH furloughs, children with cancer are being turned away from clinical trials.
Yes, it's a bit obvious to talk about Washington dysfunction today. But millions of financial lives have been scarred thanks to Capitol Hill's inaction.
We spend more of our economy on higher education than almost any other developed country, and achieve some of the worst results.
In place of high-stakes testing, the college is letting applicants hand in a high-stakes homework assignment. The system sounds like it's just begging to be gamed by wealthy students.
The wage gap is a complicated issue, but here's a simple chart showing where it's most severe.
The first part is demonstrably false. The second is just deeply misguided.
The case for forcing the university to spend its money
The answer is complicated. But research shows that by replacing them with low-paid adjuncts, colleges could be hurting students.
Few say it's because they can't find jobs. But is that a reason to take away their food stamps?
A click-baity economics paper proves a central tenet of Internet journalism: When in doubt, simplify and exaggerate.
Is it love of learning? Are schools just desperate for cheap labor? Or maybe the years of low pay and long hours are still a good deal, compared to the other options out there. Our readers weigh in.
A new Census report shows that income and poverty have barely improved since the end of the recession. But even the finances of the 1 percent are worse off than than during the dotcom boom.
The job prospects for new Ph.D.'s in fields like history and English are miserable, yet students keep signing up for their shot at the ivory tower. Readers, tell us what you think is going on.