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For-profit college students twice as likely to default on loans, report says

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
BY MARIA DANILOVA, ASSOCIATED PRESS  | October 5, 2017 at 7:12 AM EDT WASHINGTON — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public educational institutions, according to a federal study published Wednesday. The report by the National Center of Education Statistics looks at students who began their undergraduat...
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Sept. 27th News Release

The American Federation of Teachers Local 212 condemned Governor Walker's veto eliminating the Education Approval Board (EAB) as an independent agency. According to Dr. Michael Rosen, a retired economics instructor and prominent critic of for-profit colleges, “Thousands of economically disadvantaged students will be hurt by this veto. Wisconsin is now open for business for these predatory ente...
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A Lost Decade in Higher Education Funding State Cuts Have Driven Up Tuition and Reduced Quality

Higher Education Funding State Cuts Have Driven Up Tuition
A decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historic levels, despite recent increases. Overall state funding for public two- and four-year colleges in the 2017 school year (that is, the school year ending in 2017) was nearly $9 billion below its 2008 level, after adjusting for inflation. (See Figure 1.) The funding decline has contr...
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Why college professors are offering to help students get food and shelter

college professors help students get food and shelter
Over the next few weeks, professors will present millions of students with a syllabus, a guide to their class that typically features books and other materials students will have to study to pass. But this year, a growing number of professors are including some other things they hope will help students succeed: information for students who are struggling to find housing or food. The movement to...
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Year Round Pell Increases Enrollment & /Completion

Student enrollment and completion at community colleges increases when students are able to use their Pell Grants in the summer, according to a new paper from the Community College Research Center at Teachers College at Columbia University. The study found that for each $1,000 of year-round Pell Grant funding given to a student, the likelihood of summer enrollment among Pell-eligible students i...
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Manufacturers’ tax scam hurts tech colleges

Walker Tax Scam Hurts Technical Colleges
Why do business lobbyists and Republican politicians constantly claim that tax breaks for the rich create jobs when no evidence exists that this is true? They do it because some people believe this myth, and the corporate welfare kings benefitting from the myth give a lot of money to Republican politicians. Recent news reports reveal that Gov. Scott Walker’s massive income tax cut to wealthy Wis...
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Local 212 raises $17,000 for MATC students

Local 212
MATC FACULTY UNION RAISES $16,729 FOR STUDENTS AFT Local 212, the union representing faculty, counselors and professional staff at Milwaukee Area Technical College, has raised almost $17,000 for its MATC student emergency fund for the 2017-18 academic year. Last year, Local 212 was given a grant by Believe in Students, a nonprofit organization created by Temple University Professor Dr. Sara...
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WALKER-TRUMP TECH COLLEGE PHOTO-OP SHEER HYPOCRISY

Date: JUNE 12, 2017 The union representing the state’s largest group of skilled trades educators slammed President Trump’s and Governor Walker’s tour of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) as nothing more than a politically-motivated public relations stunt. “Sheer hypocrisy,” declared Dr. Lisa Conley, President of AFT Local 212, “Trump and Walker are using WCTC and its students for a ph...
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AFT WISCONSIN 4-YEAR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO CHILD OF LOCAL 212 MEMBER

Kara Conley
For the third year in a row, a child of an AFT Local 212 member has won the AFT-Wisconsin 4-year College Scholarship. Kara Conley, a Nicolet High School senior and daughter of Life Sciences instructor and Local 212 Executive Vice President, Lisa Conley, was recently notified of the award. Kara, an AP/ honors student with a 4.0 GPA, has been integrally involved both at her school and in the commun...
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TRUMP BUDGET Threatens MATC STUDENTS

TRUMP BUDGET Threatens MATC STUDENTS
The union representing faculty and academic staff at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) slammed President Trump’s education proposals for cutting higher education funding and contributing to the skilled worker shortage in Wisconsin. “President Trump’s budget will harm tens of thousands of Milwaukee area students and workers who attend the MATC and undermine the ability of the Wisconsin eco...
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