As posted on FosterEDU blog The student loan crisis is often talked about, but what the headlines rarely show are the changes to legislation that help lessen the burden of student debt. Small adjustments to statutes for student loan repayment are making a big difference in terms of education affordability. Legislation is in place right now […]
Democratizing Education: Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of…Higher Education?
The idea that every person should have access to affordable education isn’t new—Thomas Jefferson proclaimed it essential to any democratic nation. In 1789, Massachusetts served an important historical role in requiring government provide school for all. Education, however, remained mostly private and inaccessible for the masses due to 18th and 19th century views of the public as “barbaric.” […]
Governor’s Advisory Commission on Postsecondary Education: Report and Recommendations
November 2012- The Commission has met numerous times with the purpose of analyzing the current state of Pennsylvania‘s postsecondary system, identifying challenges and possible areas for improvement, and formulating recommendations to strengthen the system in both the short and long terms. Four working groups (Workforce Needs, Accessibility and Affordability, Administration and Financial Structures and Collaboration) […]