Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: student debt

Democrats urge Biden to continue pause of student loan payments

“The scheduled resumption of student loan payments in October could create a significant drag on our economic recovery.”

‘All he has to do is sign’: Group crafts executive order...

"We have no other option but to fight for debt abolition and a society where everyone has the means to live."

Civil rights groups urge Biden administration to cancel $50,000 in student...

“The $1.7 trillion student loan crisis is crushing individuals, families, and our economy, and the weight of this burden is disproportionately borne by women and Black and Latino borrowers.”

Harvard newspaper to Biden: Cancel more than $10k in student debt...

“It’s not our student debt—but we still want Biden to forgive it.”

Biden ‘can and must go big,’ say progressives urging president to...

“Far more than $10,000 in cancellation is required to provide aid that 44 million families and the economy need.”

‘Now let’s cancel them,’ demands AOC as Biden extends pause on...

“Biden can cancel all $1.7 trillion of student debt by executive order,” said The Debt Collective.

Student debt pushes to the front of Biden’s agenda

The debate over loan forgiveness is raging between parties and within them.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urges career staffers to block Biden’s agenda...

One of Biden’s promises, when he becomes president, is to forgive some of the student loan debt by providing $10,000 of student debt relief.

The upcoming battle over US student debt cancellation

President-elect Biden will be able to cancel nearly all student debt without congressional approval. If he refuses, organized debtors are preparing to strike.

The federal government owns 92% of student debt. Will Biden wipe...

lifting these financial burdens would help individual debt holders meet daily needs, reduce the racial wealth gap, and give a boost to the national economy.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.