Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: student debt

Why Student Loans are Creating a Permanent U.S. Underclass

With private lenders out of the business, government is now in charge of issuing newer debt – but rather than alleviating the problem faced by young Americans, some programs on offer seem as predatory as what came before them.

For-Profit Colleges Are Scandal Machines

This corrupt higher education "industry" ought to be put out of business.

Million Student March: The Fight for Debt and Tuition-Free College

On November 12th thousands of students from hundreds of colleges marched in support of eliminating student debt, tuition-free public college, and a $15 an hour minimum wage.

It’s Time to Free Students from Debt

"Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife." It's time we free students from debt and create a new debt-free democracy.

Hard Knocks U

There are more horror stories about private for-profit corporate colleges than ouchies in a bramble patch. Meanwhile a $1.3 trillion mountain of debt is weighing down students at all types of U.S. colleges, endangering our entire economy.

You’ve Been Scammed!

Tom Engelhardt discusses how our new hybrid system fits the Constitution, the classic tripartite separation of powers and the idea of democracy increasingly poorly. And warns recent college grads who are about to enter the “real world,” you're already in it.

America Being Crushed by a Mountain of Escalating Debt

The U.S. and its citizens are inundated with massive debt as a nation, government, and society. It seems like an impossibility to get this issue under control, especially when a majority of funding goes directly to endless wars.

Why Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” Law Is Great News for Student Debtors

If enough student debtors in enough RFRA states joined in a class action lawsuit against the financial institutions and got enough public awareness drawn to their cause, one of two things would happen: either the RFRA laws are upheld and the student loans are forgiven, or the RFRA laws are rendered unconstitutional and student debtors are still bound to their debt agreements.

Student Debt: A Penalty the Poor Pay for Not Being Wealthy

There are two options for our future generations: get an education and agree to inescapable debt, or don’t get an education and the possibility of employment goes out the window. Student debt has become a trap.

Four Reasons Young Americans Should Burn Their Student Loan Papers

Protest against student loans is a good way to earn the first dividend in the proposed America Permanent Fund. Here are four reasons students should take up the fight against financial firms holding high-interest student loans.

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