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Student chair takes debt personally

Chelsey Herrig, chair of the NEA Student Program, graduated recently owing $33,000. Now she's advocating for college affordability through NEA's Degrees Not Debt campaign. Read more.

Congress fails to act on college affordability

A bill from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren that would have made student loans more affordable was blocked by Senate Republicans. Learn more.

Help write the Higher Education Act

As Congress moves forward with reauthorization of the landmark Higher Education Act, the law that governs student aid and access programs, and sets standards for higher education, your stories and comments can help them write a law that makes sense for students and educators. Find out how.

What stinks in the state of Florida?

The ongoing search for a new Florida State University president has revealed the blatant politicization of higher ed in that state. Read more. Meanwhile, United Faculty of Florida President Tom Auxter also has turned up the heat on Gov. Rick Scott and his staggeringly unfair performance-based funding program for Florida's universities. Check that out, too.

Academic Freedom in the Age of Social Media

After one professor calls another a "back-stabbing sneak" in an email, he gets fired. Is that legal? Apparently so. In his latest column, NEA attorney Jason Walta lays out the state of academic freedom in the digital age.

Learn about NEA's Degrees Not Debt campaign!

NEA members around the country are working for college access and affordability. Doesn't every American deserve a #fairshot at #degreesnotdebt? Learn more.

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