Should there be a ‘No Child Left Behind’ for U.S. universities?

April 15, 2015 12:56 AM

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Should there be a ‘No Child Left Behind’ for U.S. universities?

With students at Corinthian Colleges recently making national news for going on strike and refusing to pay their college loans, it’s an opportune time to re-examine the relationship between the costs of higher education, what students get in return and whether these institutions have any accountability to their charges and the taxpayers who often end up footing the bill.

These students are hardly alone: there are 40 million Americans with loans and their debt burden is over $1.3 trillion. The average graduate is now leaving school with nearly $29,000 in education loans. While college remains a good investment on average, especially for those who actually earn degree...

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