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Student Loans For Everyone?
The Wall Street Journal published a provocative article - titled "Should anyone be eligible for student loans? Some economists say no" .
Student Loan Rate Set to Double
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A Texas prison inmate wrote me recently asking for a free copy of my book after reading about it in a newspaper column on the importance of soft skills in the job hunt. He justified the request with a claim that he achieved a 3.7 GPA in getting his associate's degree and "acquired a lot of academic knowledge" but was not ready for the workforce when he completes his prison term soon. I hear this comment frequently from college graduates and current students everywhere from community college to the Ivies, and none of them are in jail.