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Know Your Vote, Know the Issues – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Every election year and for years after elections, there are several major issues that persistently trouble Americans. Every election year, politicians pledge that they will address these issues, and nearly every year they fall short of many peoples’ expectations. In this lesson, we examine problems surrounding health care costs, funding higher education and preserving social security. Then, students look at how the current presidential candidates are proposing to address these issues, and formulate a short media presentation. Continue reading

Interest rates on federal student loans could jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent if Congress doesn't act before July.

Politicians Bicker Over Fate of Student Loan Interest Rates

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A war of words over student loan interest rates shows how hard it is to fix government problems even when most politicians agree that keeping…read more

Public Universities Turning Students Away

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Public university systems are straining to meet demand as more students are looking for an affordable education during tough economic times. With states cutting funding…read more

College Costs Rising at Unprecedented Rate

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NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow explores the high cost of higher education and its toll on students in this report. Sixty percent of students at…read more

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