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The True Cost of College

Americans have become acutely aware of the cost of attending college in the past few years. Tuition and rates for the essay writing service help had been rising faster than household income even before the recession. Post-recession, income is harder to come by, savings have dwindled, and university endowments, the pool of donations that often fund professorships and scholarships, have shrunk. In a 2009 survey, 70 percent of prospective college students responded that they were changing their college plans as the result of the recession. 24 percent of students considering private colleges said they were more likely to choose a public one. 16 percent of families cited cost as the factor “most likely [to] dictate their decision.” Whether cost is the primary factor or a lesser one, the fact remains that a substantial portion of students are forgoing the best education available to them because of financial concerns.

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Application Intimidation

April is an exciting, desperately anticipated month for countless high school seniors across the country who eagerly await the bulky envelope containing that coveted acceptance letter. However, for an unfortunately large percentage of soon-to-be high school graduates, April means the end of their formal education. This phenomenon, perpetuated by financial concerns, past academic failures, and […]

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A Declaration of Independence

A Declaration of Independence from CollegeBoard When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to condemn the academic bonds which have connected them with another and to assume, among the rights of the Earth, the fair and just treatment to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle […]

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Sleep and Teenagers

For most of us, waking up is unpleasant. The first thing we hear in the morning is a blaring alarm, or the radio turning on, or in many cases, someone walking in and yelling at us that it’s time to get up. With this type of emergence into wakefulness, it is no surprise that most […]

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Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students

A clear gap has emerged between students of low-income and high-income families. Because of general economic imbalances between caucasians and black in the United States, criticisms of America’s schools are frequently characterized by racial arguments. Whether it is simply correlation or true causality, our schools are, without doubt, failing black students. This phenomenon is especially […]

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The Demise of the Expert

The idea of an “expert” is simple enough: one who spends time studying and practicing a particular field in order to gain more knowledge in that field than the average person. This “learning” could include personal education through extensive research or hands-on experience, possibly with higher level education through a university or some similar program. […]

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Reform and the Educational Bureaucracy in America

America’s educational system is failing. A host of our problems, including a stagnated lower class, violence and crime, and employee exploitation can all be traced back to education. So where do we begin to resolve this massive dilemma? Before considering possible solutions to consistently falling test scores, gaps in achievement by race, and the unpreparedness […]

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