Notes in the Margins: Education takes a beating, credit card decline and tuition sugar daddies

Education takes a beating nationwide More layoffs, bigger classes, fewer programs and higher tuition are nothing new to U.S. educators, but analysts say this year stands out. (Los Angeles Times)

Campus credit on the decline The number of new accounts opened through colleges, alumni clubs and other affiliated groups dropped by 17 percent in 2010, according to a new report by the Federal Reserve Board.

Seeking Arrangement: College Students Using ‘Sugar Daddies’ To Pay Off Loan Debt Saddled with piles of student debt and a job-scarce, lackluster economy, current college students and recent graduates are selling themselves to pursue a diploma or pay down their loans.