A College Test for Washington: Help Young People in Need, or Kowtow to Bank Lobbyists?

Richard Eskow

It should be, as the President once called it, a “no-brainer”: Overhaul our broken system for distributing federal student loans. Stop giving banks undeserved profits for administering these loans (an estimated $80 billion over ten years), since they take no risk and have managed the program poorly. Make sure our money goes directly to the young people that need them the most. Who could be against that? In fact, the student loan reform bill has already passed the House.

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