All Articles on Student Debt

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Defrauded Students and DeVos
"Betsy DeVos has done so many notable things in her role as Secretary of Education that have justifiably earned her contempt, that being held in contempt by a federal judge because of one failing is barely newsworthy."
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 The overall cost of college is rising at an untenable clip when including other costs that many students incur, such as housing, food, transportation, books and other supplies, and child care. (Photo: Benjamin Esham/flickr/cc) Views
State Higher Education Cuts Pushed Costs to Students, Worsened Inequality
To build an economy in which the benefits of higher education are broadly shared and felt by every community regardless of race or class, state lawmakers need to invest in high-quality, affordable, and accessible public higher education.
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Sallie Mae's Hawaii Retreat While Millions Struggle to Repay Loans Bolsters Argument to 'Cancel All Student Debt,' Sanders Says
"When we talk about Sallie Mae celebrating its 'profits,' we are actually talking about the company's success in creating a business model and payment terms that exploit borrowers."
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"Betsy DeVos is in trouble." News
After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Flouts 2018 Ruling, Judge Reminds Her of Consequences—Including Jail Time
"I'm not sending anyone to jail yet, but it's good to know I have that ability."
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Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses an audience on the campus of the University of Chapel Hill during a campaign rally on September 19, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Sanders spoke to college students on the working people's rights, among fair wage and health care. (Photo: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images) Views
Bernie’s Student Debt Plan Creates a Million More Jobs Than Warren’s—She Should Embrace It
Full student debt cancellation, of the kind Sanders is proposing, would create at least a million more jobs than the plan Warren has put forth. Why, then, would progressives oppose it?
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Majority in US Back Free College Tuition and Student Debt Cancellation, New Poll Finds
The proposals of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been dismissed as "extreme" by some of their opponents, but most Americans support such ideas.
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DeVos Denounced for Student Debt Relief Rule Change That Critics Say 'Takes a Scythe to Defrauded Borrowers'
"With this policy overhaul, Secretary DeVos has cemented her legacy as best friend to predatory colleges and enemy to the students they rip off."
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What sets Senator Elizabeth Warren apart is that she uses the levers of power available to politicians with a platform in Washington to achieve progress—and she is willing to criticize allies in the process. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press) Views
How Elizabeth Warren Works the Political System
She has an approach that involves identifying ways to make progress and focusing relentlessly on achieving them.
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Bernie Sanders Leads 2020 Democratic Field Among College Students: Poll
"We are going to build a nationwide movement of young people to create a government and an economy that work for all of us," Sanders said in response to the survey
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New York Times depiction (7/24/19) of Bernie Sanders at a student debt rally with indebted former student Pamela Hunt. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Views
The NYT’s Six Percent Solution for Student Debt
Why are Democratic candidates going on about student loan debt? Why, the problem is practically solved already! That’s the message of a piece in The Upshot ( 7/24/19 )—the New York Times ‘ project aimed at “examining politics, policy and everyday life in new ways”—written by Kevin Carey, who...
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