Beth Akers

Fellow

Brookings Institution fellow, expert on economics and education.

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What if a degree came with a money-back guarantee?

What if a college degree came with a money-back guarantee?

What if a degree came with a money-back guarantee?

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Former president Ronald Reagan disclosed his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in 1994. He died a decade later.

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