Part of a series on young people and financial literacyThe amount of money Americans owe on student loans recently exceeded the nation's credit card debt. That may lead many to ask: Is it smart to borrow a lot of money to go to college?
Some faculty members at Florida State University say their school has sold out to a conservative group that dangled a big donation.Recently released details show the university gave the Charles Koch Foundation a role in hiring decisions, in exchange for a big grant.Three years ago, the Charles Koch
In the past two years, Detroit has closed 59 schools and cut 30 percent of the school system's workforce. But the district is still staring at a deficit of more than $300 million, and thousands of students continue to flee every year."
Amid criticism from education reform advocates who say many teacher preparation programs provide poor training, a national organization is conducting a review of more than 1,000 programs to help aspiring teachers choose from the best.
Nursing degrees have long been touted as the golden tickets to immediate employment. But recent nursing graduates like Anna Lendabarker are coming into an unexpectedly tight job market.Everyone told Lendabarker a nursing degree would give her lots of choices and let her do whatever she wanted.
The recession hit everyone — rich and poor and in-between. The recovery, though, hasn't been so democratic; the "in-between" — people living above the poverty line but below the average wage who made big plans during the last decade — are now fighting just to get a job.Picture 10 years ago.