As the nation's trillion-dollar student debt continues to rise, a new analysis of public higher education's funding finds dwindling state support is the key factor driving rising tuition costs and deepening student debt. According to Demos, a public policy organization advocating economic opportunity and inclusive democracy, over the last two decades, state support for higher education funding shifted to a new paradigm.
As government support of higher education dwindled, public institutions raised tuition costs to recover those lost funds. These increases occurred at both four-year and two-year public institutions. And in that process, families were handed a larger financial burden to fund their children's college education.
"The shift from a collective funding of higher education to one borne increasingly by individuals has come at the very same time that low-and-middle-income households experienced stagnant or declining household income," the report says.
Entrepreneurship requires dedication, commitment, organization, creativity and resourcefulness. Most mothers just happen to possess all of these qualities, which are transferable to business.
Mothers may not run the majority of Fortune 500 companies, however, they do run many small businesses, with excellent startups a part of the mix. And with mothers having to make difficult decisions all day every day, it comes as no surprise that they can easily call the shots in business when presented with the opportunity.
While balancing home life with the professional load of entrepreneurship can be extremely hard, many mommies make it look effortless. Let's look a few moms that have risen to the occasion.
Keeping your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol in check reduces the risk of developing kidney disease or kidney failure.
Some loss of kidney function occurs naturally over time, usually after age 60. For African Americans, the leading cause of kidney disease or kidney failure is not old age; it is having high blood pressure or diabetes.
Any of the three problems can exist initially (when it is easier to treat) without any outward symptoms. In addition, all three of them can kill you.
In a recent PSA to ban the word bossy, Beyoncé said, "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss," and little girls everywhere rejoiced.
Well, maybe that's not entirely what happened, but I'm sure it did.
Contrary to Bill O'Reilly's latest conspiracy theory, Beyoncé is not the cause of the downfall of society's children—quite the opposite. Mrs. Carter is just the woman we need to lead the discussion on leadership and feminism in the 21st century.
A Michigan high school has shocked residents with racist tweets sent last Thursday celebrating the Howell High School's boys basketball team's win over Grand Blanc, MLive.com reports.
According to the news site, several students are now facing disciplinary action for hailing their "white" team's victory following the 54-49 win in the Class A regional final that took place at Linden High School.
Some of the tweets, as reported by the site, included:
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