Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain? (Page One Economics Classroom Edition)

Cap and Gown, Ball and ChainThe cost of a college education continues to rise.The Project on Student Debt estimates that a typical 2009 college graduate accumulated $24,000 in student loan debt. Is a college degree worth the cost? Read the August 2011 issue for the latest data on college versus high school graduates' earnings and employment prospects.

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Keep your students in the know on timely economic issues with the Page One Economics Classroom Edition. The Page One Economics newsletter provides a simple, short overview of a current economic event that offers students an opportunity to use close reading strategies. The Teacher’s Guide includes student questions and a teacher answer key, plus additional resources and lesson ideas for classroom, extra credit, or make-up assignments. You can subscribe via RSS feed or email.

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Language:   English
Subjects:   Personal Finance, Economics
Resource Types:   Data, Publications, Newsletter, Lessons
Concepts:   Markets, Paying for College, Opportunity Cost, Human Capital
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