Vice President Pence presided over the Senate during the Senate's vote on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate confirmed DeVos with Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.
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The college financial aid system is both meager and unwieldy, says author Sara Goldrick-Rab. "Our first really big takeaway was that if the goal is to get people money, financial aid doesn't do a great job. There's 50 steps between you and the money you need."
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Shane Satterfield, a roofer who owes more than $30,000 in debt for an associate's degree in computer science from one of the country's largest for-profit college companies that failed in 2014, holds his diploma in Atlanta. "I graduated in April at the top of my class, with honors," says Satterfield. "And I can't get a job paying over $8.50 an hour."