When presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a heckler that “corporations are people, my friend” during a 2011 campaign appearance at the Iowa State ...
Caitlin ZaloomIt's the 10 year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC. To mark the dark occasion, @DoniGewirtzman shows how the pretense that corporations are people has always been a sham.
A college in Kentucky pays for all its pupils' tuition. There's just one catch - they have to work for it.
Caitlin ZaloomBrilliant idea by @hollyhonderich to profile the ever-inspiring @bereacollege where every student attends for free and “daily life is insulated from pending student debt.” As a granddaughter of Kentucky, I am very pleased to be included.
More and more parents are ending up trapped between what they feel is a moral obligation toward higher education and their financial reality.
Caitlin Zaloom3/8 You may find that your family doesn’t seem to fit into the #FAFSA form. #FAFSA unfairly rewards traditional nuclear families, but most Americans don’t live that way. This needs to change.
For many, the cost of college is far greater than tuition. We asked students and parents to share their experiences.
Caitlin ZaloomThousands of @nytimes readers responded to my op-ed about how the cost of college affects middle-class families. @nytopinion put some into this amazing graphic essay. If we keep discussing our private finances, maybe we can finally get a public solution.
A country struggling with deeply rooted inequality need not continue an affirmative action program for successful families.
Caitlin ZaloomLegacy admissions are indefensible exactly because they “perpetuate a de facto class system.” But because of rampant inequities, it is a stretch to claim that eliminating legacy preference would bolster meritocracy. We need to question that justification.
College costs have soared. But for many middle-class families, paying for a kid's education has become a financial and a moral issue.
Caitlin ZaloomI think we can’t talk enough about the cost of college, the consequences of debt, and the policies we need to make education accessible for all. Hope this conversation on @hereandnow helps
A newly updated sortable and searchable table shows the “sticker prices” — published tuition and required fees — at nearly 3,000 colleges and universities for the 2018-19 academic year, with historical data back to 1998.
Caitlin Zaloom@chronicle has a great tool for seeing the soaring cost of college. Tuition and Fees, 1998-99 Through 2018-19
Click on your institution, public or private. Maybe get some gum to chew because your ears might pop from the height.
And what that has meant for America’s middle-class families
Caitlin ZaloomWe invest in public education because it fuels our economy, civil society, and democratic culture. It's a public good and should be a public benefit. If it isn't, we will all pay a price.
Caitlin Zaloom6/8 I believe we need to have more conversations, especially in public, about what the high cost of college is doing to our families.
When getting a degree is seen as a moral obligation, families will spend whatever it takes.
Caitlin ZaloomMy new book *Indebted* argues that the cost of college - and the extraordinary rise of student debt to pay for it - is fundamentally changing middle class family life. Here’s an excerpt in @nytopinion
Caitlin Zaloom5/8 Filling out #FAFSA can be the first time parents and children speak openly about their income, wealth, debt, and finances. But others shield their kids from knowing how much they make, owe, or sacrifice.
Show Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes, Ep College at Any Cost with Caitlin Zaloom - Aug 27, 2019
Caitlin Zaloom*Indebted* comes out next week (though apparently it is shipping out already). What a thrill it is to see my first deep conversation about the student finance complex out on #WITHpod w @chrislhayes #studentdebt
Hi!! Sue Bird here. This is my WC Semis preview. Title was supposed to be “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend (& 10 Other Things I Want You to Know Before the World Cup Semifinals)” but we ran out of space. My bad. Thanks for reading. GO...
Caitlin ZaloomI love this love letter to Megan Rapinoe and soccer from her basketball player girlfriend. And her explanation of penalty kicks: Kind of like free throws. Only “if you missed it you’d never forgive yourself and have it haunt you for the rest of your LIFE.”
Fellows will receive a share of more than $1 million for their efforts to use public spaces to transform communities
Caitlin ZaloomEnvisioning great public spaces that support and strengthen communities is exactly what @EricKlinenberg does. Excited that @knightfdn chose him to be an inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellow.