In the Spirit of the GI Bill, Cancel All Student Debt

A Student Debt Jubilee will right an injustice and affirm our core values. It is time to liberate 43 million Americans – along with their families, communities, and nation – from the crushing burden of student debt.
Mary Green Swig | Steven L. Swig | Richard Eskow

New Warren Bill Addresses Student Debt “Emergency”

Student loan debt is now approaching $2 trillion – talk about a bubble waiting to burst. "It doesn't have to be this way," Sen. Elizabeth Warren says as she introduces the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.
Derek Pugh

Don’t Believe the College Rankings Hype

Don’t be fooled by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings. With the usual suspects taking the lead, like Harvard and Yale, you may be asking yourself why the rankings are so disingenuous.
Derek Pugh

Protest the Student Loan Misdeal

Reports are that a student loan deal is in the works, with a vote as early as today.  If consummated, it will have bipartisan support in the Senate and the […]
Robert Borosage

Senators Push Yet Another Bad Student Loan Deal

Senators met with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday night to hash out a student loan deal – and came up with another bad solution for students. Have […]
Jane Yurechko

Senate Moving To Hit Students With A Bad Deal On College Loans

Last night, a group of Democratic senators did the unthinkable. They signed on to a plan that increases interest rates on student loans substantially. Why? The Republicans filibustered the bill that would have passed easily otherwise.
Jane Yurechko

Oregon Takes a Step Towards Debt-Free Degrees

I got a check from the U.S. Treasury in the mail this week. It was both a surprise and a mystery. It was a surprise, because I wasn’t expecting any […]
Terrance Heath

Student Loans: Gouge The Kids

Interest rates on student loans will double to 6.8 percent on July 1 unless Congress acts. But it seems increasingly likely that the Congress will take off for the Fourth […]
Robert Borosage

Loan Refinancing Bill Offers New Hope For Students

A fresh possibility for helping to solve the student loan crisis has emerged – in the form of Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-Ohio) Refinancing Education Funding to Invest for the Future […]
Jane Yurechko

Tell The Senate To Stop Filibustering Affordable College

The Senate on Thursday, in a real sense, filibustered the future. A Republican minority set themselves up as a roadblock against college students struggling to pay for their education and […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Succor the Banks; Gouge the Kids

The U.S. Congress votes readily to subsidize the big banks to our peril. The Congress lavishes subsidies to Big Oil to our shame. Congress allows Big Pharma to help health […]
Robert Borosage

The June Fight Over Student Loans

Today President Obama is joining college students at a White House event launching a new push to keep student loan rates from doubling in July. Among the various plans offered, […]

Lift The Millstone of Student Debt That’s Slowing The Economy

Do you think that student loan debt is only a problem for college students and perhaps their parents? The escalation of student loan debt in the past decade is a millstone around the neck of the entire economy, and you are touched by its effects.
Isaiah J. Poole