The Educational Value of an Election Year

On Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama went head to head in the second of three debates. We watched the debates avidly, hoping for further discussion of the two candidates' education policy plans -- and we were more than a little disappointed. Education policy has gotten little play in this year's election season. The only traction that … [Read more...]

Penny Pinching in College: Because You Aren’t Mitt Romney


Both FAFSA season and tax season are upon us, and so it is time to turn our minds to financial matters. Even the world of politics is seeing 1040s and W-2s in the midst of the Mitt Romney tax return fiasco. Since you aren’t Mitt Romney, it is likely that your child either already has or soon will qualify for financial aid in college (for more on financial aid, see C2’s financial aid primer), but … [Read more...]

Help Wanted: Who Wants to Run a Country?


North Korea is adjusting to new leadership – albeit new leadership which appears to be exactly like the old leadership. This is a country facing famine, huge economic inequality, and possibly all-out war against pretty much the entire western world. Because North Korea has a sort of dynastic leadership system, its citizens have not questioned who their new ruler will be. But let’s imagine for a … [Read more...]

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