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Other views: Sound the alarm on higher education funding

Oregon’s dominant Democrats have been sounding the alarm about the future of K-12 school funding since Nov. 8.

On that day, their widely ballyhooed revenue plan died at the hands of voters, who saw it for what it was — an attempt to pick consumer pockets by slapping a thinly disguised sales tax on Oregon’s largest and most successful enterprises. 30 more words

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Student loan debt now totals over $1.3 trillion

Student loans are a sore subject among college students, especially with steady increases in tuition and other costs of higher education nationwide. For example, the average cost of just a single college credit is $594.46, according to a study by Student Loan Hero. 339 more words


'Oakland Promise' Scholarship And Tuition Saving Program Off To A Good Start

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday that the first year of an ambitious effort to triple the number of low-income college graduates coming out of the city’s public schools has been successful but there’s still a lot of work to do. 456 more words


UO considering plan to raise undergraduate tuition 10.6 percent

President Michael Schill says the state’s fiscal problems “leave us no choice”

University of Oregon in-state undergraduate students may face a 10.6 percent increase in tuition in the fall, to pay for rising salaries, health care and retirement costs for UO employees, under a proposal backed by UO President Michael Schill. 12 more words

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Restructuring Social Security

Restructuring Social Security, Ver. 1.1.1

Jack E Johnston


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The New Pension Plan for USA Citizens

The University of California (UC) probably has one of the best pension plan management in the country and should be used as a role model to restructure the Social Security Administration (SSA).   432 more words

OSU eyes tuition hikes, budget cuts

Faced with the prospect of flat state funding levels and rising employee retirement costs, Oregon State University administrators are contemplating a combination of tuition hikes and spending cuts to balance the books. 10 more words


The Myth of Working Your Way Through College

Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student’s annual tuition is equivalent to 991 hours behind the counter. 43 more words