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Can Free Community College Unite a Divided U.S.?

“The Biden Plan for Education beyond High School,” a platform document circulated by Joe Biden’s team during the 2020 presidential campaign, refers to community colleges as “America’s best kept secret.” While that may come as a surprise to the 8.2 million students enrolled in these institutions (who represent 37 percent of the country’s year-round undergraduates, according to the U.S. Department of Education), it is a point worthy of consideration. Higher education in the U.S. has long meant four-year colleges—and it has become a societal dividing line. In the last two presidential elections, Donald Trump twice won more than 60 percent

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AOC hits back after Betsy DeVos warns ‘free college’ push is ‘socialist takeover of higher education’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slammed calls to “cancel” student debt or make college free, making a case this week against what she called a “socialist takeover” of education — and prompting a fiery rebuke from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

DeVos, who almost certainly will be replaced once President-elect Biden is inaugurated, has been a lightning rod for controversy since her tenure began in 2017; she’s pushed deregulation and aimed to increase due process on college campuses, to applause from conservatives and harsh criticism from Democrats.

But with an incoming administration likely to take the Department of Education in a sharply different

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Education Secretary Betsy Devos calls student debt forgiveness ‘a truly insidious notion’ and free college ‘a socialist takeover’ [Video]

Outgoing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos presented a spirited defense of her record after four years and skewered proposals from progressive politicians related to student debt cancellation and free college at the virtual 2020 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference on Tuesday.

“After nearly four years on the job, I want to take a few moments to reflect on the remarkable transformations that we led at FSA in recent years,” DeVos said at the beginning of the keynote speech, “and then discuss what still needs to be done for students.”

Read more: How to repay student loans: The full breakdown

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Education Secretary Betsy Devos calls student debt forgiveness ‘a truly insidious notion’ and free college ‘a socialist takeover’

Outgoing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos presented a spirited defense of her record after four years and skewered proposals from progressive politicians related to student debt cancellation and free college at the virtual 2020 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference on Tuesday.

“After nearly four years on the job, I want to take a few moments to reflect on the remarkable transformations that we led at FSA in recent years,” DeVos said at the beginning of the keynote speech, “and then discuss what still needs to be done for students.”

Read more: How to repay student loans: The full breakdown

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Indian Girl From New Jersey Provides Quality Education For Free to Underprivileged Kids in Bihar

Indian school girls using laptop on field
Indian school girls using laptop on field

Age is no marker for learning, or even when it comes to imparting education. A true proponent of this philosophy is 16-year-old Arushi Aggarwal hailing from Haryana, who provides free and quality education to underprivileged children in the remote parts of Bihar. 

Arushi is a Class 11 student at New Jersey’s West Windsor Plainsboro High School. Previously, her education was in Bengaluru.

A young and enterprising student, Arushi has always been passionate about using her skills to help others. Although she has a keen interest in all her subjects, Arushi has a soft

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