Education Funding http://kunc.org en Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy http://kunc.org/post/paying-student-loans-puts-dent-wallets-and-economy Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt. <em>Morning Edition</em> recently asked young adults about their biggest concerns, and more than two-thirds of respondents mentioned college debt. Many say they have put off marriage or buying a home because of the financial burden they took on as students.<p>William Elliott, director of the Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas, says the burden of student loans isn't just a personal, short-term problem for individuals. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:29:20 +0000 NPR Staff 55363 at http://kunc.org Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy Maze Of College Costs And Aid Programs Traps Some Families http://kunc.org/post/maze-college-costs-and-aid-programs-trap-some-families In the past 20 years, the average burden for a four-year college graduate in the U.S. has gone from about $9,000 to nearly $30,000 today. The percentage of students carrying debt has shot up from less than half to nearly 70 percent these days.<p>At a large public high school in Freemont, Calif., southeast of San Francisco, Alyssa Tucker and Thao Le sit on a metal table. Both come from families with modest incomes.<p>Both are 17 and facing college this fall with anxious excitement. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:33:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 54908 at http://kunc.org Maze Of College Costs And Aid Programs Traps Some Families Legal Pot Acceptance Growing In Colorado http://kunc.org/post/legal-pot-acceptance-growing-colorado <p>Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana sales is less than three months old, but public opinion has swayed further in favor of legal pot since Amendment 64 passed. Those views are largely split along party lines.</p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:19:25 +0000 Dan Greenwood 54836 at http://kunc.org Legal Pot Acceptance Growing In Colorado How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High http://kunc.org/post/how-cost-college-went-affordable-sky-high <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL4PP2kS-fg</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:49:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 54743 at http://kunc.org How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High Superintendents Want Greater Role In Colorado Education Policy http://kunc.org/post/superintendents-want-greater-role-colorado-education-policy <p>Nearly every school superintendent across Colorado put their name to a letter asking state lawmakers to focus exclusively on restoring budget cuts to school districts and drop bills they’re calling unnecessary.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:44:05 +0000 Bente Birkeland 54188 at http://kunc.org Superintendents Want Greater Role In Colorado Education Policy