Americans are increasingly anxious about widening economic gaps – gaps between the poor and the wealthy, the educated and the uneducated. In the post-industrial Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio, taxpayers have been banking on their community college to reduce inequality, revitalize the local economy and restore the American Dream.
In the first-ever “State of the University” address Monday evening, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan shot back against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, and outlined the university's economic role to Massachusetts taxpayers and lawmakers.
Students who want to earn a master’s degree typically have to spend a year or two on campus and tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees. But several universities around the world are experimenting with a new, more affordable way to grant graduate degrees.
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on Monday announced her free college plan to lawmakers and the public. Free college sounds good on paper. But what are the plan’s chances of succeeding?