Saturday, December 7, 2019

Tag: student loans

Student debt reaches more than $1 trillion – an all-time high

"We are crushing the next generation with debt."

Elizabeth Warren launches investigation into sudden collapse of for-profit college chain

Warren and several other senators demanded the Department take immediate steps to aid and protect students, veterans, and taxpayers in the wake of the significant collapse.

‘Time for a jubilee!:’ US student loan debt hits record $1.46...

The amount of U.S. student loan debt has more than doubled since 2009 and now sits at a record $1.47 trillion.

NY politician: We need to block $3 billion handout for Amazon...

New York Assemblymember Ron Kim is introducing legislation to block the deal and redirect taxpayer money away from Amazon subsidies and toward student debt relief.

Major victory for defrauded students: Judge orders Obama-era student debt relief...

"It's extremely validating to see a court agree that what the Department did was wrong, and to know that students who were cheated will finally be able to seek relief."

Federal judge rules against Education Department in student borrower protection cases

"This is such an important win for student borrowers and anyone who cares about a government that operates under the rule of law."

Ending the secrecy of the student debt crisis

Ending the secrecy of the crisis through massive national attention may destigmatize the shame of financial defeat.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, August 28

Student loan watchdog quits, progressives launch campaign against Kavanaugh, air pollution harms cognitive performance, and more.

Time to solve the student debt crisis

This is the kind of issue that progressives should aim to solve.

Student loan giant’s lost paperwork results in thousands of dismissed loans

The lost paperwork is further evidence that the loan-industry complex is disinterested in acting on behalf of their student-borrowers.

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Malignant normality silently takes hold in America

The national media should free itself from this president’s constant demand for exposure and attention.

What’s wrong with the republicans?

Fruits of the twin roots of evil: Slavery and imperial expansion.

The bee is officially on the verge of extinction

With our own health and well-being directly linked to these insects, we have to make it a priority to ensure the bee population's survival.
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Sweden provides free higher education, universal healthcare, free daycare — why can’t the U.S.?

In Sweden, healthcare costs are largely subsided by the state. Daycare and preschool programs are mostly free. College and university are free. Public transportation is subsidized for many users.

Bernie Sanders tops new California poll—but you wouldn’t have known it by reading this...

In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders’ deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper “three paragraphs to mention who is leading.”