• Three Lessons: It's Too Easy To Delay Paying Your Student Loans
    May 3, 2018  - The federal government’s effort to make postsecondary education more affordable has resulted in a convoluted maze of federal student aid programs including several grant programs, six different types of student loans, nine repayment plans, eight forgiveness programs, and 32 deferment and forbearanc... More
  • ICYMI: The risk of kicking higher ed reauthorization down the road
    Apr 23, 2018  - By Ronald S. Bearse — April 21, 2018 The House Committee on Education and the Workforce moved its higher education reauthorization bill, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act (PROSPER Act), out of committee five months ago. Soon after, HELP Committee C... More
  • ICYMI: The Job Corps Failure
    Apr 23, 2018  - By The Editorial Board — April 22, 2018 The U.S. economy is desperately short of skilled workers, and the federal government claims it wants to help. Alas, a new report from the Labor Department’s inspector general shows that the $1.7 billion federal Job Corps [‘the t-word’] program is a flop. Laun... More
  • The PROSPER Act: "prepares students to achieve their life and career goals..."
    Apr 19, 2018  - The Committee on Education and the Workforce received the following letter from Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) Board Chair and Dallas County Community College District Chancellor praising the PROSPER Act. Here is what Joe May had to say: April 16, 2018 The Honorable Virginia Foxx U.S. Hous... More
  • ICYMI: Community Colleges, the PROSPER Act, & the Path to Student Success
    Apr 18, 2018  - By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx — Tuesday, April 17, 2018 April is Community College Awareness Month. Community colleges have provided the path for millions of Americans to reach the goals they have for themselves. Community colleges have also changed the face and the future of many communities across ... More
  • The PROSPER Act: What People Are Saying
    Apr 17, 2018  - The Committee on Education and the Workforce received the following letter from President Mitch Daniels of Purdue University praising the PROSPER Act. Here is what President Daniels had to say: The Honorable Virginia Foxx Chair, House Committee on Education and the Workforce 1230 Longworth House Off... More
  • Career and Technical Education Can Outsmart the Skills Gap
    Apr 11, 2018  - Hardworking Americans across the country search every day for a good-paying job that will lead them to a successful career and prosperous life. Presently, the American workforce faces a shortage of 6 million skilled workers – a number expected to reach 11 million by 2022. The Committee on Education ... More