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5E Educator

Spring 2011

Spring 2011 Cover

This issue of the 5E Educator focuses on a key financial decision – financing higher education. Inside the issue is a feature article on student loan debt, complemented by several activities and lesson plans, designed to prompt thoughtful discussion about this decision and the expected returns from investment in human capital.

In This Issue

Debts and Defaults: The growing market – and tab – for student loans

What do the latest trends suggest about student loan debt? What are some of the options availableto students to help finance post-secondary education and training?


Student loan financing101;a classroom activity

Rationalizing Financial Literacy Policy

An examination of the role of public policy in achieving greater financial literacy

Beyond the Textbook

Teaching tips and resources for your classroom

Heard Over the P.A.

Notable events in the Fifth Districtand tour information