A Commencement Address for the Most Indebted Class Ever

A Commencement Address for the Most Indebted Class Ever

Congratulations, college graduates! As you enter the next phase of life, you and your parents should be proud of your achievements. But, I’m sorry to say, they’ve come at a price: The system is trying to squeeze you harder than any previous generation. Many baby...
Shortchanging Our Future

Shortchanging Our Future

More than 5 million young people are looking for work. College is increasingly unaffordable, while youth jobs are few and far between. For years lawmakers have been cutting programs that help young Americans find a productive path. And as if that weren’t enough,...
Diplomas vs. Deportation

Diplomas vs. Deportation

When a group of undocumented young people took the stage at an immigration reform rally outside the White House in late July, they had a catchy chant: “Hey, Obama, don’t deport my mama!” High school students dominated the crowd, which included...

“Tory scum! Off with their heads!”

Britain’s coalition government survived the most serious challenge yet to its austerity plans on Thursday when Parliament narrowly approved a sharp increase in college fees. But violent student protests in central London, including an attack on a car carrying...

Why UDC’s Students Are Upset

While the Feb. 12 Metro story “Students Fume at Tuition Proposal” represented the issue fairly, some of the most germane points made by students were missing. I’m an alumnus of the University of the District of Columbia. If not for UDC’s open...