When Community College is Free

On the path to higher education, cost is an enormous obstacle that many in this country can’t overcome. States across the nation have recognized the challenge and have been stalwartly working towards creating a solution. Some have even implemented new programs. Read this article to learn about a free community college system established in Chicago and how it’s helping the students in the area.

Click here to read this article by Juan Salgado.

The Real Campus Scourge

Many head off to college with inordinately high expectations of what college life entails and are shocked to find that the transition to higher education isn’t a smooth as anticipated. This article discusses the challenges many college freshmen face on campus while encouraging society to have real discussions about the struggles being dropped into a brand new environment may impose.

Click here to read this article by Frank Bruni.

Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track

Vocational education is making a comeback – not as a fallback option for high school dropouts but as a means of boosting the economy. These schools simulate workplaces, from time cards, promotion opportunities, to random drug testing. Administrators believe that this structure will get future employers to take technical students as serious, competitive applicants. This article discusses the nation’s shift in focus from presenting college as the only respectable path after high school to demonstrating that a technical education provides a hands-on education and tools directly applicable to a thriving career.

Click here to read this article by Dana Goldstein.

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