Equitable Education – Fair is Fair in School and War

This piece is co-authored by Manon Steel, Roosevelt’s National Education Policy Coordinator and a member of Roosevelt @ MSU, and Connor Rockhill, a student at the University of Michigan and a member of Roosevelt @ U of M. If you’re interested in getting involved with Roosevelt @ U of M, check them out on Twitter or Facebook. Why … Continue reading Equitable Education – Fair is Fair in School and War

Divided We Stand: Michigan’s Love Affair With Charter Schools

This piece is co-authored by Manon Steel, Roosevelt's National Education Policy Coordinator and a member of Roosevelt @ MSU, and Connor Rockhill, a student at the University of Michigan and a member of Roosevelt @ U of M. If you're interested in getting involved with Roosevelt @ U of M, check them out on Twitter or … Continue reading Divided We Stand: Michigan’s Love Affair With Charter Schools

The Consequences of Commoditizing Education

To the left, Betsy DeVos has become the human embodiment of all that is wrong with the movement to further privatize public education. Her vision for the future of the American education system revolves around increasing the number of private and charter schools, and school of choice through programs such as vouchers. However, the current … Continue reading The Consequences of Commoditizing Education

Losing the Green 15: The Problem of Regressive Tuition Freezes at Michigan State University

Michigan State University raised tuition for the 8th year in a row this summer. To combat the rising cost of tuition, the university unveiled a new program for insuring lower tuition costs: the Go Green Go 15 program or Go15. Essentially, students are able to lock in the 2016-2017 tuition cost as long as they … Continue reading Losing the Green 15: The Problem of Regressive Tuition Freezes at Michigan State University

The True Cost: Exploring Textbook Affordability

When college and university students consider how they will pay for their education they often have limited options: student loans, scholarships, financial aid, and work. With the rising cost of college and university tuition, these financial decisions weigh heavily on the minds of students. However, the financial stress of higher education can extend beyond tuition and housing. Students now need to confront the rising cost of textbooks. Textbooks, which may determine academic success in a course, are becoming increasingly expensive, ultimately creating an additional economic barrier to education.