Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
5492548429Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issue in EducationIt's American Graduate Day - a national call to action on PBS stations around the country where community organizations in education and celebrities are all coming together to focus on improving graduation rates in America. The NewsHour Student Reporting Labs decided to ask students around the country what their most pressing issues in education were -- here's a sample of what we heard. 2013-09-28 17:43:00disabled23650886929hsj-GDgOEo196231Why student debt is ‘a crisis’ for some borrowersStudent debt has been a prominent topic during this year's presidential campaign, with several candidates touting plans for tuition-free college. Indeed, more than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans, totaling around $1.3 trillion nationally. While the median debt is about $27,000, people who owe less than $10,000 are the most likely to default. Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary reports.2016-10-21 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/169202801-320x196.jpg2365873024BdN0pfubYa0195885For educators, there’s no debate: this is a tough electionIt’s not uncommon to assign students the task of watching the presidential debates. But in this election, the sexualized and rough rhetoric is proving a new challenge for teachers. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Richard House of Gunston Middle School in Virginia and Christopher of Cavanaugh of Plainfield High School in Indiana about how they’re dealing with the election.2016-10-18 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/RTSROD2-320x196.jpg2365869267rDn5bd2ymmo195304Our student debt anxiety explained in one videoCollege affordability has become a major issue in the election because it’s a major issue in our lives -- Americans currently hold $1.3 trillion in student debt, and it’s on a staggering rise. Frontline and Marketplace collaborated on this video with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal on the state of student loans.2016-10-11 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/rysdal-320x196.jpg2365862677Dwk9acdwduI
On American Graduate Day, community organizations, celebrities and educators acknowledge their commitment to keeping at-risk students in school. PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs participated by asking students around the country about their most pressing issues in education.
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