Grace Fagan

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Who really pays for American students to go to college? – Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

Individually, Americans spend a lot on higher education. Most undergraduates finish with about $30,000 in debt. It’s an average that calls into …

Higher Education

The Wealth Problem

Aspiring to own a home and pursue an education are quintessentially American ideals. It's time to make those dreams accessible again.<p><i>This article</i> …

How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in …

Are kids today praise junkies, or is that just a myth? – Carlin Flora

When I took my son to visit my parents in South Carolina six months ago, my father yelled out ‘Good job!’ after I finished rinsing some dishes one …

The Post-Recession Homelessness Epidemic

In America’s fastest-recovering cities, increasing numbers of families are finding themselves without a place to call home.<p>Published on Jul 21, …

Trash Food

Over the years I’ve known many people with nicknames, including Lucky, Big O, Haywire, Turtle Eggs, Hercules, two guys named Hollywood, and three …

Los Angeles

Slip Sliding Away

When a family from the Midwest looked up satellite images of the house at 23267 Midgetts Mobile Court in Rodanthe, North Carolina, they saw that it …

Alaska’s Climate Refugees

The village of Newtok, Alaska, sits on the shore of the Ninglick River, on increasingly unstable land affected by erosion and melting permafrost. To escape the predicted collapse of the village site, residents will soon have to relocate to more stable ground. Newtok, with a population of …

Salmon