The Trouble with Trying to Fix College


Originally published on Make Change Magazine. 

There’s no question millennials feel cheated by the higher education system: The rising cost of tuition, the dim prospect of graduating in four years, and the slim pickings of high-quality jobs available upon graduation seem to guarantee debt for all eternity. But while our student loan crisis has so far been stubbornly resistant to disruption, that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from trying. The latest innovation—a short-term, career-focused program—is both for-profit and free of high upfront costs, but it still might not be the bargain many students seek.

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