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Young Adults Face Increasingly Costly Education As Their Economic Prospects Diminish Under Obama

- March 20, 2014

Young Adults Have Seen Their Economic Situation Deteriorate Under Obama, With Falling Incomes, Rising Unemployment, And More Living At Home... Continue Reading »

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TODAY’S RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL FRONT PAGE: “COLLEGE GRADS FACE GRIM JOB PROSPECTS”

- May 16, 2012

Reno Gazette Journal: College Students Shouldn’t Expect An Easier Time Finding A Job Until 2014. “The job market is slowly improving, but analysts say this year’s batch of college graduates will face a tough time finding work in their fields of study, and things might not be much better in 2014. … The job outlook for 2012 graduates is better than last year, but not by much, said Heidi Shierholz, a labor market economist with the Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. ‘We are seeing a slow improvement, but it is still grim and we have a long way to go until it really gets better,’ Shierholz said. ‘I would say at least until 2014.’”... Continue Reading »

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VA College Republicans React To Biden Visit to Virginia

- April 3, 2012

Today, Vice President Biden is in Virginia speaking about making college affordable. This is quite ironic considering the fact that since President Obama has taken office, the cost of tuition at a four year in-state college has increased 25%. Furthermore, in Virginia the average college student graduates with $23,327 in student loan debt.... Continue Reading »

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FACT CHECK: Vice President Biden On Cutting Pell Grants

- February 6, 2012

In Tallahassee Today, Vice President Biden Claims The Administration Didn’t Cut Pell Grants. BIDEN: “We took that sixty billion dollars, and we allocated forty billion of it to Pell grants, forty billion to Pell grants. And nearly 600,000 students here in the state of Florida are getting Pell grants, including a quarter of the students here at FSU. So the debate was we should cut Pell grants, we didn’t cut them, we raised them $800 bucks and we increased access.”... Continue Reading »

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Three Years As President And It Takes An Election For Obama To Address College Affordability

- January 27, 2012

Today, President Obama Will Travel To Michigan To Announce A Plan Focusing On The Costs Of Higher Education. “President Barack Obama will announce Friday a plan to shift some federal dollars away from colleges and universities that don’t control tuition costs and new competitions in higher education to encourage efficiency as part of an effort to contain soaring college costs.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s College Affordability Farce

- January 27, 2012

Good morning, the president is set to discuss college affordability and student loans today in Michigan but we’ve heard this all before. See the following comment from the RNC as well as stories from late 2011 – the last time we heard this same rhetoric.... Continue Reading »

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