My Debt Story 

Are you a college student or graduate with student debt? Did the high cost of college prevent you from continuing your education? Has your student debt kept you from something you’d like to do? The North Carolina Student Power Union wants to hear your story!

robotbears:

Watch me give a speech on youth and student voting rights! I’m a real activist I promise

POSTED July 31, 2014 @ 21:13 WITH 7 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: robotbears
aljazeeraamerica:

Study: Student debt worst at universities with highest-paid presidents

Student debt and the hiring of relatively low-paid adjunct faculty rather than full-time professors have grown fastest at public universities with the highest-paid presidents, a new report found.
University president pay has risen dramatically in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, according to the report, which focuses on 25 state universities that pay their presidents almost double the national average. Released Sunday by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive Washington D.C.-based think tank, the study is called The One Percent at State U — referring to the financial gains made by executives after the 2008 recession.

Read more

aljazeeraamerica:

Study: Student debt worst at universities with highest-paid presidents

Student debt and the hiring of relatively low-paid adjunct faculty rather than full-time professors have grown fastest at public universities with the highest-paid presidents, a new report found.

University president pay has risen dramatically in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, according to the report, which focuses on 25 state universities that pay their presidents almost double the national average. Released Sunday by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive Washington D.C.-based think tank, the study is called The One Percent at State U — referring to the financial gains made by executives after the 2008 recession.

Read more

POSTED July 31, 2014 @ 00:32 WITH 970 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: aljazeeraamerica
POSTED July 30, 2014 @ 00:31 WITH 1,406 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: thosedamnliberals

Two of our student organizers spoke yesterday at Moral Monday in Durham about the importance of student voting.

The restrictive photo ID laws that the General Assembly passed are discriminatory against students and youth in North Carolina. Student IDs are not considered valid identification to vote, even though for out of state students, a student ID can be the only photo identification proving their North Carolina residence. The bill ended same-day voting registration, which was used HEAVILY by college students; it moved polling places off campus and made them less accessible to college students; it ended pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds; it cut short early voting and ended Sunday voting.

POSTED July 29, 2014 @ 13:34 WITH 3 notes

Submit your stories of student debt to us!

POSTED July 18, 2014 @ 09:23 WITH 115,726 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: femininefreak
aljazeeraamerica:

Study: Black college grads have double the unemployment rate

Recent black college grads ages 22 to 27 have an unemployment rate of 12.4 percent, more than double the 5.6 percent unemployed among all college grads in that demographic and almost a threefold increase from the 2007 level of 4.6 percent, before the Great Recession took its toll on the U.S. economy. More than half of black graduates, 55.9 percent, are underemployed.
Even for those who enter the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, areas where grads are the most needed and paid the highest, African-Americans still have a 10 percent unemployment rate and a 32 percent underemployment rate.
The study’s authors blame racism, a faltering economy and an unequal playing field.

Read more

aljazeeraamerica:

Study: Black college grads have double the unemployment rate

Recent black college grads ages 22 to 27 have an unemployment rate of 12.4 percent, more than double the 5.6 percent unemployed among all college grads in that demographic and almost a threefold increase from the 2007 level of 4.6 percent, before the Great Recession took its toll on the U.S. economy. More than half of black graduates, 55.9 percent, are underemployed.

Even for those who enter the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, areas where grads are the most needed and paid the highest, African-Americans still have a 10 percent unemployment rate and a 32 percent underemployment rate.

The study’s authors blame racism, a faltering economy and an unequal playing field.

Read more

POSTED May 25, 2014 @ 12:16 WITH 666 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: aljazeeraamerica

Who Gets to Graduate? 

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

POSTED May 17, 2014 @ 22:01 WITH 229 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: peakcapitolism (SOURCE: talesofthestarshipregeneration)

Entitled

  • Me: This older generation pisses me off so much
  • Therapist: Why?
  • Me: Because when I was growing up, we were forcefed the idea that if we didn't want to be 'flipping burgers at McDonalds,' then we'd better go to college.
  • Therapist: And?
  • Me: And now we've all gone to college, have degrees, can't get a damn job, and the same people that told us to go to college call us entitled assholes because we refuse to flip burgers
  • Therapist: Touche
POSTED May 16, 2014 @ 13:56 WITH 114,432 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: whitegirlsaintshit (SOURCE: joshdcomp)