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Higher Education: Archives

Middle-Class College Dreams Take Serious Hit Under Ryan Plan

Julie Margetta Morgan says its clear from the House budget plan that Rep. Ryan and his colleagues need an education on the realities of college affordability.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Wednesday, March 21, 2012

5 Reasons Why Educational Debt Deserves Congressional Action

Julie Margetta Morgan on why the looming student debt crisis is a national priority.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

House Bill Aims to Let Colleges Off the Hook

Julie Margetta Morgan argues that H.R. 2117 would allow colleges to continue evading state and federal laws at the expense of students and taxpayers.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Why Diversity Still Matters

Julie Ajinkya argues that the Supreme Court should affirm the importance of diversity by upholding its previous ruling allowing race to be used as a factor in college admissions.

by Julie Ajinkya | Thursday, February 23, 2012

Opening Up a New World of Learning

The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on how open source learning tools are changing the face of higher education.

| Friday, February 17, 2012

Turning to Community Colleges for Middle-Class Careers

Stephen Steigleder explores the president’s new initiative to boost our nation’s community colleges so they can train a new generation of middle-class workers.

by Stephen Steigleder | Monday, February 13, 2012

Making College More Affordable

article icon Issue Brief While President Obama's plan to make college more affordable will help many families, more can still be done to ensure every American's educational future, writes Julie Margetta Morgan.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pell Grants Suffer a Serious Setback

Julie Ajinkya and Sophia Kerby demonstrate how a proposal to lower the time limit in the Pell Grant program disproportionately affects the most vulnerable students.

by Julie Ajinkya and Sophia Kerby | Friday, December 23, 2011

What Can We Learn from Law School?

book_alt2 icon Report Julie Morgan explains how looking at issues in legal education can help us better understand the problems that face all colleges.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Including More Student Voices in Higher Education Policymaking

book_alt2 icon Report Julie Margetta Morgan and Tsuki Hoshijima look at the role students play in higher education policy, and ways to make students’ voices a more powerful part of the higher education policy conversation.

by Julie Margetta Morgan and Tsuki Hoshijima | Monday, November 21, 2011

The ‘Personalization’ of Higher Education

article icon Issue Brief The use of technology in higher education will help students understand and craft the education experience they want for themselves.

by Louis Soares | Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Financial Aid Award Letters Should Be Mandatory

As the Department of Education develops a model letter on college student aid, Julie Margetta Morgan recommends the letter be compulsory to enable students to compare costs across schools.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Monday, September 12, 2011

Unequal Aid

book_alt2 icon Report Crosby Burns discusses the federal financial aid process for LGBT applicants and families headed by same-sex couples.

by Crosby Burns | Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Repealing Rules Helps Colleges but Hurts Students

Julie Margetta Morgan argues that policymakers should be working with the Education Department to adopt sensible rules that address gaps in our higher education system—not retracting the rules altogether.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Friday, June 24, 2011

Knowing What Colleges Already Know About You

Julie Margetta Morgan takes economist Richard Thaler’s idea that companies should disclose confidential information they gather on their on consumers and applies it to higher education.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Friday, May 13, 2011