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Education

Charter Schools: Study Finds Widespread Fraud, Mismanagement & Waste

Charter school operators want to have it both ways. When they’re answering critics of school privatization, they say charter schools are public — they use public funds and provide students with a tuition-free education. But when it comes to transparency…

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Government

Financial Aid: Going to Wealthier College Students

Public Universities Ramp Up Aid for the Wealthy, Leaving the Poor Behind by Marian Wang, ProPublica This story was co-published with The Chronicle of Higher Education. Shauniqua Epps was the sort of student that so many colleges say they want. She was a high achiever, graduating from high school with a 3.8 GPA and ranking […]

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Mind

Growing Burden of College Fees

Course Load: The Growing Burden of College Fees At the University of California Santa Cruz, where tuition runs to nearly $35,000 for non-residents, students every year pay more than 30 additional fees — including a small charge for what’s billed as “free” HIV testing. Students at Oklahoma State University pay a handsome sum to attend […]