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September 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM

College: Requiring liberal arts education is counterproductive for some students

Whether the aim of higher education is to provide vocational skills or to enrich lives through exposure to the arts has been a matter of controversy for decades. A recent letter to the editor proposed incorporating liberal arts into the curriculum of every discipline in an effort to instill in graduates “a full appreciation of…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bonnie Baffaro, college, education

June 13, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Student debt: Debt forgiveness disincentives individuals

I am writing in outrage at President Obama’s proposal to give “free” money to voluntary debtors ["Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt," Nation and World, June 9]. Just like the prior student loan-forgiveness program, it would unilaterally modify contracts between private parties, who have voluntarily agreed to a loan-and-repayment contract. It applies retroactively…

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Comments | More in Student debt | Topics: college, President Obama, Rick Peterson

June 10, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Student debt: We’ve broken the covenant for future generations

Regarding recent coverage of student debt in The Times and in many other publications, it is interesting that nothing is said about the root cause of the problem ["Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt," Nation & World, June 9]. When my father attended college in Washington state in the 1930s, the taxpayers…

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Comments | More in Student debt | Topics: student debt, tea party, Tim Eyman

July 26, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Student loan rates in America

Bitter irony Isn’t it amazing that some members of Congress want to double student loan rates? [“Senate OKs student-loan interest-rate formula,” News, July 25.] The doubling of the loan rate will not affect any of them. It will just affect future citizens and leaders of America. On second thought, they don’t care that citizens go without food…

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Comments | More in Economy, Education, Politics | Topics: college tuition, loan rates, Senate