It’s 5/29: Are You Saving for College?

The Huffington Post – Patricia Roberts “Across the country as the clock strikes 5:29 a.m. and p.m. each day, if you’re listening to the radio, you may hear a Public Service Announcement that begins by posing a timely and important question:...

Opinion: New school money kills old excuses

The Sacramento Bee – Dan Walters “Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 budget sharply increases spending on California’s 6-plus million elementary and high school students. He estimates that local property taxes, state aid and federal funds will raise K-12...

Public education stands to benefit most from increased state funds

The L.A. Times – Chris Megerian “As California staggered through years of budget crises, the state law intended to safeguard funds for public education was no defense against a flood of recessionary red ink. School budgets were cut by billions of dollars,...

Public Spending On Education In Perspective [Infographic]

Forbes – Niall McCarthy “A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sheds light on the vast differences between countries when it comes to spending on education. The proportion of public expenditure set aside for...

How much does college really cost? Less than you might think

The Seattle Times – Katherine Long “Hardly a week passes without the release of some new report that discusses the extraordinary growth in the cost of higher education. Lost in the debate is one caveat: A majority of students get some sort of financial...