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Tumblr Tuesday: Tumblr Goes to Washington 
The White HouseWe’re going to the White House today to talk to President Obama about the cost of education, and we’re bringing a bunch of you with us. Among you: 
AdultingKelly Brown’s tips on being a real life adult: Step 1: Get a key ring. Step 2: Visit the President of the United States of America. 
I, Too, Am HarvardA photo campaign based on a play based on interviews with black students at Harvard College that were based on a very real and very empowering way of fighting back against racism on campus.
Adventures in LearningA teacher who is publicly asking the fundamental question, “Why we educate.” Sometimes the answer is, “To conduct improv theater about mean princesses.”  
David KarpHere’s a guy whose mom is very excited for the President on this occasion.
White House photo by wbeem

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: Tumblr Goes to Washington 

The White House
We’re going to the White House today to talk to President Obama about the cost of education, and we’re bringing a bunch of you with us. Among you: 

Adulting
Kelly Brown’s tips on being a real life adult: Step 1: Get a key ring. Step 2: Visit the President of the United States of America. 

I, Too, Am Harvard
A photo campaign based on a play based on interviews with black students at Harvard College that were based on a very real and very empowering way of fighting back against racism on campus.

Adventures in Learning
A teacher who is publicly asking the fundamental question, “Why we educate.” Sometimes the answer is, “To conduct improv theater about mean princesses.”  

David Karp
Here’s a guy whose mom is very excited for the President on this occasion.

White House photo by wbeem

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Why the Ryan Budget Is Bad for Pell Grant Students →



House passes Ryan budget, which would slash funding for Pell Grants. Bad news for college students. http://bit.ly/Ym1rIM



“I literally owe my entire education and my current career path to the Pell grant,” said Kerrie Trube — a student at the Community College of Philadelphia and winner of the Speak Up for Pell Video Contest. Check out her video (as well as runner-up Andrea Marant).



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Anyone who has ever tried to untangle a cassette tape knows some things have gotten a lot better since the 1980s. But not everything has improved, especially if you’re a college student or the family of a student.
New data show the percentage of American households with student loan debt has more than DOUBLED since 1989.

Anyone who has ever tried to untangle a cassette tape knows some things have gotten a lot better since the 1980s. But not everything has improved, especially if you’re a college student or the family of a student.

New data show the percentage of American households with student loan debt has more than DOUBLED since 1989.


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President Obama appeared on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ last night to stand up for students struggling to afford college. In addition to giving a big shout-out to the importance of Pell Grants, Obama made the case against increases to student loan interest rates by “slow-jamming the news.”



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On a recent radio appearance, Rep. Virginia Foxx, chair of the House Higher Education Subcommittee, said that she has “very little tolerance” for students who need to take out loans to pay for college. But the data show that covering college costs is harder than it’s ever been: college costs have grown 538 percent over the past 30 years.

(Source: thinkprogress.org)



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Should America invest in hard-working students or tax cuts for millionaires? Our friends over at the National Women’s Law Center show us exactly how the trade-off plays out.

Should America invest in hard-working students or tax cuts for millionaires? Our friends over at the National Women’s Law Center show us exactly how the trade-off plays out.


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How bad is Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal? Really bad. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities found that a full 62 percent of the huge proposed cuts come at the expense of low-income Americans. Tell your member of Congress to fight these cuts: http://edtru.st/GReTcR

How bad is Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal? Really bad. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities found that a full 62 percent of the huge proposed cuts come at the expense of low-income Americans. Tell your member of Congress to fight these cuts: http://edtru.st/GReTcR


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As of late 2011, America’s outstanding student debt has surpassed $1 trillion. Please reblog to share with your friends.

As of late 2011, America’s outstanding student debt has surpassed $1 trillion. Please reblog to share with your friends.


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As every Pell recipient knows, getting good grades in college is tough. But paying for soaring tuition and fees can be just as challenging. Even with our Pell grants, over 70 percent of us have to hold down a job to make ends meet. Pell helps hardworking students stay in school and earn their way into a promising career.Reblog this picture to show how important Pell is to students like you. (Photo credits: Flickr users wharman and English106, sxc.hu users Kurhan and julosstock.)

As every Pell recipient knows, getting good grades in college is tough. But paying for soaring tuition and fees can be just as challenging. Even with our Pell grants, over 70 percent of us have to hold down a job to make ends meet. Pell helps hardworking students stay in school and earn their way into a promising career.

Reblog this picture to show how important Pell is to students like you. (Photo credits: Flickr users wharman and English106, sxc.hu users Kurhan and julosstock.)


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