Student Loans

Two new studies show college is still a great investment.

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Trying to create the future of online education is harder than it seemed.

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As chronicled in Noam Scheiber's cover story this week, Elizabeth Warren's unapologetic populism and intellectual credentials have endeared her to those on the left looking for a champion. But it is her aggressive hearing-room cross-examination style—captured in a slew of video clips that quickly went viral—that have bonded her to the Democratic left.Here's an assortment of her greatest rhetorical flayings, barn-burning rants, and cable news cross-examinations:

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Tuesday night, the Wall Street Journal undertook the commendable task of calling attention to the student debt crisis. The article opens with the tearjerker story of a young couple whose dream is to create plastic cupcake toppers “in the shapes of zombies, bikes and deer antlers” and the like. Tragically, John and Christine Carney, ages 31 and 29 and both currently students at the University of Maine, can’t afford the business loan for the laser cutter their ambition requires.

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If the bipartisan student loan bill that originated in the Senate passes the House, which it likely will as early as Wednesday, it will drop interest rates nearly to where they were before they doubled July 1 (from 3.4 percent to 6.8), and become one of the only laws to survive this languid summer in the 113th Congress.

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Leon Panetta has quietly resigned from the board of Corinthian Colleges. There are many good reasons a highly regarded former public official would want to distance himself from the controversial for-profit—but then, they should have been good reasons for Panetta to avoid renewing any association in the first place.

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Much has been made of President Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, the prestigious school for black men that counts Martin Luther King, Jr. among its graduates.

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Extending Lower Student-Loan Interest Rates Is Not the Answer

Senate Democrats need a smarter approach to reducing student debt

Senate Democrats need a smarter approach to reducing student debt.

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