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Paying the Price

Paying the Price

College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

  • Author: Sara Goldrick-Rab
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022640448X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
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If you are a young person, and you work hard enough, you can get a college degree and set yourself on the path to a good life, right? Not necessarily, says Sara Goldrick-Rab, and with Paying the Price, she shows in damning detail exactly why. Quite simply, college is far too expensive for many people today, and the confusing mix of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid leaves countless students without the resources they need to pay for it. Drawing on an unprecedented study of 3,000 young adults who entered public colleges and universities in Wisconsin in 2008 with the support of federal aid and Pell Grants, Goldrick-Rab reveals the devastating effect of these shortfalls. Half the students in the study left college without a degree, while less than 20 percent finished within five years. The cause of their problems, time and again, was lack of money. Unable to afford tuition, books, and living expenses, they worked too many hours at outside jobs, dropped classes, took time off to save money, and even went without adequate food or housing. In many heartbreaking cases, they simply left school—not with a degree, but with crippling debt. Goldrick-Rab combines that shocking data with devastating stories of six individual students, whose struggles make clear the horrifying human and financial costs of our convoluted financial aid policies. America can fix this problem. In the final section of the book, Goldrick-Rab offers a range of possible solutions, from technical improvements to the financial aid application process, to a bold, public sector–focused “first degree free” program. What’s not an option, this powerful book shows, is doing nothing, and continuing to crush the college dreams of a generation of young people.

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

  • Author: Daina Ramey Berry
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807047627
  • Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 262
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"Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives--including from before birth to after death--in the American domestic slave trades. Covering the full "life cycle" (including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and death), historian Daina Berry shows the lengths to which slaveholders would go to maximize profits. She draws from over ten years of research to explore how enslaved people responded to being appraised, bartered, and sold. By illuminating their lives, Berry ensures that the individuals she studies are regarded as people, not merely commodities. Analyzing the depth of this monetization of human property will change the way we think about slavery, reparations, capitalism, and nineteenth-century medical education"--

The Price They Paid

The Price They Paid

Desegregation in an African American Community

  • Author: Vivian Gunn Morris,Curtis L. Morris
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 080774235X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
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In this compelling book, Curtis and Vivian Morris put a human face on desegregation practices in the South. Focusing on an African American community in Alabama, they document not only the gains but also the significant losses experienced by students when their community school was closed and they were forced to attend a White desegregated school across town. This in-depth volume includes: -- A letter by Dr. William Hooper Councill and speeches by George Washington Trenholm -- two African American leaders who worked with communities to provide quality schooling for African American children during segregation. -- An insider's view of what life was like inside a segregated African American school -- including interviews with graduates who discuss how it felt to be in a caring and nurturing school that provided an atmosphere much like that of a family. -- Actual events that demonstrate the profound negative impact of using skin color and race as a basis for preferential treatment -- including testimonials from parents and students who experienced racial discrimination in their new school. -- A valuable look at the unmet promises of school desegregation that can help us provide a quality education for all children in the 21st century.

The Price of Greatness

The Price of Greatness

Resolving the Creativity and Madness Controversy

  • Author: Arnold M. Ludwig
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 9780898628395
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 310
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Exploring the lives and achievements of over 1,000 extraordinary men and women, this book offers answers to the age-old questions about the relationship between mental illness and greatness, and also reveals factors that predict creative achievement. The book is filled with colorful stories about many of the most eminent artists, scientists, social activists, politicians, soldiers, and business people of our time. Moving beyond anecdotal accounts, The Price of Greatness is based on over 10 years of original scientific research on major 20th-century figures. Delving into many of humankind's greatest achievements and the special attributes and backgrounds of those who accomplished them, this illuminating work will interest anyone who wants to know why some people achieve fame - and what price they may pay in the process.

The Price Advantage Workbook

The Price Advantage Workbook

Step-by-Step Exercises and Tests to Help You Master The Price Advantage

  • Author: Michael V. Marn,Eric V. Roegner,Craig C. Zawada,Rajneesh Suri
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0471725501
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 114
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The Price of Smoking

The Price of Smoking

  • Author: Frank A. Sloan,Jan Ostermann,Donald H. Taylor, Jr.,Christopher Conover,Gabriel Picone
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262195102
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 313
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Quantification of the costs of smoking for the individual smoker and of the costs imposed on family and society.

The Price of Oil

The Price of Oil

Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights Violations in Nigeria's Oil Producing Communities

  • Author: Bronwen Manby,Human Rights Watch (Organization)
  • Publisher: Human Rights Watch
  • ISBN: 9781564322258
  • Category: Human rights
  • Page: 202
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The Price Index and Its Extension

The Price Index and Its Extension

A Chapter in Economic Measurement

  • Author: S. N. Afriat
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415323376
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 421
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The book is not an unrestricted survey engaging a vast and repetative literature, but a systematic treatise within clear boundaries, largely a document of Afriat's own work. The original motive of the work is to elaborate a concept of what really is a price index, which, despite some kind of price-level notion having a presence throughout economics, in theory and practice, had been missing.

The Price Index

The Price Index

  • Author: S. N. Afriat
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521216654
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 187
  • View: 2012
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The Price Advantage

The Price Advantage

  • Author: Walter L. Baker,Michael V. Marn,Craig C. Zawada
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470633007
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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A comprehensive look at creating pricing strategies that work in both good economic times and bad Written by three preeminent pricing experts at McKinsey & Company, the Second Edition of The Price Advantage is a practical pricing guide for the executive or pricing practitioner who wants to identify, capture, and sustain substantial pricing gains in their business. Pricing is by far the most powerful profit lever that managers can influence. Yet few companies approach pricing in a way that fully capitalizes on its value. This Second Edition, a major revision and extension of the first book, shows you what it takes to achieve the price advantage in today's competitive and complex business environments. Based on in-depth, first-hand experience with thousands of companies, this book provides managers with a pragmatic guide through the maze of pricing issues. It reinforces why pricing excellence is more critical than ever today and then explains state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing and improving your own pricing strategy and execution. Explores the fundamental role of pricing infrastructure in achieving the price advantage Includes new topics such as software and information products pricing, lifecycle pricing, custom-configured products pricing, pricing of high-count product lines, pricing in distributed sales environments, "razor/razor blades" pricing, and tiered products and services pricing Revisits the full range of classic McKinsey pricing tools, including the pocket price waterfall and value maps Engaging and informative, the Second Edition of The Price Advantage will put this essential discipline in perspective.