Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Higher education debt is worth it, but isn't risk free - Beth Akers, Brookings Institution

The public discussion about higher education has long been focused on two obvious trends: the rising cost of college, and the growing burden of student debt. These are certainly important factors for consumers, college administrators and policymakers to consider, but the emphasis on these points has caused us to collectively overlook another critically important factor: risk. The real solutions to the problems that plague our nation's system of higher education will come when policymakers shift their focus to address the systemic risk inherent in investing in a college degree. http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2016/01/12-higher-education-debt-akers

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