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We Can’t End Affirmative Action Without Fixing Racial Biases in Education
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We Can’t End Affirmative Action Without Fixing Racial Biases in Education

Dismantling affirmative action can reduce collective accountability from institutions to ensure the inclusion of marginalized communities.

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The Value of a College Degree in U.S. Society
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The Value of a College Degree in U.S. Society

As degrees become a requirement in the U.S. workforce, student loan debt becomes an unavoidable threat to financial freedom.

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Compensate student-athletes.

Last Monday, the Supreme Court made a decision that could significantly impact the lives of student-athletes. The Court ruled against the National College Athletic Association to allow student-athletes to receive education-related payments of up to $6,000 a year and unlimited non-cash education-related benefits (CNN). College sports bring in billions of dollars of revenue each year. The 2019 March Madness tournament was estimated to have brought $1.18 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner Sports, with networks paying about $800 million for the rights (CNBC). Given the profitability of college athletics, it would be expected that athletes receive fair compensation for the labor that they perform.

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Learn the cost of college remediation.

Less than a quarter of community college students who take remedial courses go on to complete college-level courses. At four-year colleges, just over a third of students assigned to remediation continue to take college-level courses. The majority of students assigned to remediation at two-year colleges or universities will not graduate within three years or six years, respectively (Complete College America). Students who take remedial courses pay just as much for these courses as students who begin with college-level courses and are often left with student loan debt for coursework that did not lead to a degree.

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Why Unpaid Internships Are An Unethical Luxury
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Why Unpaid Internships Are An Unethical Luxury

Unpaid internships are inaccessible and further the economic inequities in education and the workplace by relying on exploitative practices.

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