Students

Depression and Anxiety Threatened to Kill My Career. So I Came Clean About It.

Depression and Anxiety Threatened to Kill My Career. So I Came Clean About It.

Yasha Hartberg

ESSAYS

Co-published with The Guardian. Teaching was my dream job, writes Yasha Hartberg. But how would students react to a professor who could barely keep his life together?

Some Essential Reading for Ethically Compromised Parents

Some Essential Reading for Ethically Compromised Parents

Rich Benjamin

FEATURES

Co-published with The Los Angeles Times. The parents embroiled in the college admissions scandal could learn a thing or two from these selected readings on inequality in the higher-education system.

A Better Alternative to For-Profit College

A Better Alternative to For-Profit College

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. The U.S. should focus on training programs for students, not profits.

Hedge Funds With Schools Attached

Hedge Funds With Schools Attached

Astra Taylor

FEATURE

Co-published with The NationUniversities are becoming billion-dollar hedge funds, but students are beginning to fight back.

An Easier Path to College Credit

An Easier Path to College Credit

Kavitha Cardoza

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. Leila Yusuf is an immigrant who fled to the United States 19 years ago, during the civil war in Somalia. She’s 37 years old, has three children, and works as a shuttle bus driver in Washington, 20 miles south of Seattle. She longs for a “better job, better life” where she can make more than the minimum wage.

The GED is About to Get Much Harder

The GED is About to Get Much Harder

Kavitha Cardoza

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. The new version of the exam has tougher questions and a higher registration fee--plus it requires computer proficiency.

The Truancy Trap

The Truancy Trap

Annette Fuentes

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. Courts are hitting students with harsh penalties and collecting millions of dollars in fines. But are they addressing the real problems?

The Student Loan Debt Suicides

The Student Loan Debt Suicides

Cryn Johannsen

FEATURE

Co-published with Huffington Post. The national student loan crisis has reached a critical level, and the pressure of massive debt is causing current and former students to take their own lives.