Sara Goldrick Rab With Drew Hansen: 'College Costs, Financial Aid, And The Betrayal Of The American Dream'

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Sara Goldrick Rab With Drew Hansen: 'College Costs, Financial Aid, And The Betrayal Of The American Dream'
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The American dream rests upon the ideal that every U.S. citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work and initiative. According to sociology professor Sara Goldrick-Rab, the foundation for this dream—access to education—is breaking down. A study of 3,000 young adults entering public colleges and universities with the support of federal aid and grants found that half left college without a degree and less than 20 percent finished within five years. The cause of their problems, was lack of money. In many cases, they left school—not with a degree, but with crippling debt. In conversation with Washington state Rep. Drew Hansen, she will outline a range of possible solutions, from technical improvements to the financial aid application process, to a bold, public sector-focused “first degree free” program. Goldrick-Rab makes the case that we can no longer afford to accept this betrayal of our country’s core values.
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