The challenge of remote college classes combined with the high cost of post-secondary education is taking a toll. A survey by a higher education marketing agency found a third of all prospective students say they are less likely than before the pandemic to pursue a college degree. Students are also rebelling against high tuition costs in light of the reduced quality of education. Many colleges across the country optimistically opened to in-person classes at the beginning of the school year, only to revert to online-only instruction weeks, or even days, later. We’ll check in on the latest from educators and students.
Carrie Billy (Diné) – president and CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium
Josh Lucio (Zuni Pueblo) – scholarship operations manager for the American Indian Graduate Center
Break 1 music: Qaumajuapik (single) Riit (artist)
Break 2 music: Burning Flame (song) Jan Michael Looking Wolf Band (artist) Breaking Free (album)