When Romina Avila and her husband Arturo Castaneyra decided to leave behind the growing violence in Mexico for a better life elsewhere, the couple set their sights on Canada and its colleges — an increasingly popular ticket for immigration. By enrolling as international students at the college level — a more affordable alternative to university — they could acquire Canadian education credentials, postgraduate work permits and job experience to boost their chances for permanent residence, a feat Avila’s two older sisters and their spouses had previously accomplished. “Everyone is looking for the same thing: Enrol in a college, get your one-year work experience and apply for permanent residence,” says Avila, a 32-year-old Mexico City native, who came to Canada with her husband in 2014, a year after Canada launched an aggressive campaign to double its annual number of international students to 450,000 by 2022. That target has long been surpassed. In … [Read more...] about ‘We think of them as cash cows.’ International students want to immigrate, but colleges, employers want to boost their bottom lines
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"The name seems tacky to me, but there were plenty of people called Jianguo at the time," Ma told CNN. "It was about growth, and individuals growing alongside the nation." Tuesday marks 70 years since Communist Party leader Mao Zedong announced the founding of the People's Republic of China on Beijing's Tiananmen Gate on October 1, 1949. The date marked the beginning of one of the most tumultuous periods in modern Chinese history, which would take China from a weak and impoverished nation to one of the most powerful in the world. Chinese citizens who are turning 70 with the Communist State on Tuesday have witnessed famine, political chaos, rapid economic change and now unprecedented wealth. CNN spoke to three of them ahead of the Communist Party's big day -- businessman and comic book enthusiast Ma Jianguo, farmer Wu Shiying and former state-owned enterprise employee Xiao Jianwen. All were born in 1949. The three men may have all lived through the same events, shaped by the same … [Read more...] about They were born at the start of Communist China. 70 years later, their country is unrecognizable
Two Arizona Democrats think college graduates should leave school with a cap, gown and diploma — and a zero balance on their student loans.U.S. Reps. Raúl Grijalva of Tucson and Ruben Gallego of Phoenix are helping to lead the charge among liberals in Congress to guarantee debt-free college.The proposal, which has the support of key Democratic senators such as Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer, faces long odds in the GOP-controlled Congress, where a majority of lawmakers oppose expensive expansions of government.But Republicans are talking about the need to lower college debt as well, and the discussion already is figuring into the 2016 presidential race.Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio last year put forward a plan that relied on private-sector solutions, such as free online classes.The only Democrat officially in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, is weighing the debt-free college plan, her campaign said this week. MONTINI: Free college? A great idea … [Read more...] about A proposed college graduation gift: $0 student-loan debt
U.S. Teachers Schools trump On the evening of February 1, Tina Adams peered out the window of her hotel room in Charleston, West Virginia. It had been snowing for hours, and the roads were freezing over. Earlier in the day, she had driven two hours north from coal country to set the stage for a protest at the state Capitol.Adams, a middle school teacher and mother of six, was furious. After 15 years at Baileysville Elementary and Middle School, in Brenton, she made about $47,000 a year—$12,000 less than the national average. Like many of her fellow teachers, she sometimes worked nights and weekends to boost her income; for extra pay, she offered private tutoring for students who had discipline problems or developmental disabilities.It wasn’t always enough, and Adams had begun thinking about selling her beloved Harley-Davidson Sportster to help her daughter buy a car. It was not the kind of life she envisioned when she launched her teaching career. And now, the … [Read more...] about ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It!’: Can Trump Country Withstand the Grassroots Teachers Movement Sweeping the Nation?
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, proudly announces that the University System of New Hampshire has selected JAGGAER’s full suite of S2P solutions in a significant upgrade from their existing system. The University system oversees four schools: University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and Granite State College, and is the largest post-secondary institution in New Hampshire, serving 34,000 students. /EIN News/ -- The University system adopted JAGAGER’s solutions because the system’s needs had eclipsed their current technology; they required a more advanced solution to meet the demands of managing multiple institutions. “We selected JAGGAER’s suite because our goal was a complete procurement transformation, and their solutions are the number one choice in the education space. Of particular interest is their ability to give … [Read more...] about University System of New Hampshire Undergoes Spend Management Transformation with JAGGAER’s Full Source to Pay Suite