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The Nation

Canceling Student Debt Would Stimulate the Economy—and Voter Turnout - Opinion Piece

Canceling Student Debt Would Stimulate the Economy—and Voter Turnou...

October 05, 2018

Richard Eskow & Sean McElwee write: As students settle into the new school year, an increasingly dire and visible crisis should become a high priority for progressives: the student-debt crisis. With 44 million Americans now shouldering $1.5 trillion in debt, there are compelling political and economic reasons to end this drag on our nation’s well-being. It’s time to cancel all outstanding student debt.
Richard Eskow & Sean McElwee write: As students settle into the new school year, an increasingly dire and visible crisis should become a high priority for progressives: the student-debt crisis. With 44 million Americans now shouldering $1.5 trillion in debt, there are compelling political and economic reasons to end this drag on our nation’s well-being. It’s time to cancel all outstanding student debt.

October 05, 2018

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MarketWatch

‘It Was Like a Crusade for Me’—How This Attorney Became One of 96 Borrowers to Have Her Student Loans Forgiven

‘It Was Like a Crusade for Me’—How This Attorney Became One of 96 B...

October 04, 2018

Theoretically, borrowers hoping to have their student loans discharged under the government’s loan forgiveness program for public servants need a few things: the right type of loan in the right repayment program, the right type of job, and at least 10 years of payments on their debt.  But to actually have their loans wiped away successfully may require more from borrowers than meeting those basic eligibility requirements. They need the persistence to make dozens of phone calls, the diligence to keep copious notes and, perhaps, a law degree. At least that’s the lesson from the story of Anne Tamar-Mattis.
Theoretically, borrowers hoping to have their student loans discharged under the government’s loan forgiveness program for public servants need a few things: the right type of loan in the right repayment program, the right type of job, and at least 10 years of payments on their debt.  But to actually have their loans wiped away successfully may require more from borrowers than meeting those basic eligibility requirements. They need the persistence to make dozens of phone calls, the diligence to keep copious notes and, perhaps, a law degree. At least that’s the lesson from the story of Anne Tamar-Mattis.

October 04, 2018

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeVos Gets Mixed Reception at Georgia Tech

DeVos Gets Mixed Reception at Georgia Tech

October 04, 2018

The nation’s top education official visited Atlanta Wednesday to promote what officials say is a faster and easier way for college students to apply for financial aid, but the stop, like many, also drew student protests of some of her policies.  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos went to Georgia Tech to show off a mobile app officials said has shortened the time it takes students to apply for aid from about 90 minutes to 32 minutes. 
The nation’s top education official visited Atlanta Wednesday to promote what officials say is a faster and easier way for college students to apply for financial aid, but the stop, like many, also drew student protests of some of her policies.  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos went to Georgia Tech to show off a mobile app officials said has shortened the time it takes students to apply for aid from about 90 minutes to 32 minutes. 

October 04, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Graduates Are Told They Can Do Anything With Their Degrees. Is That Why They Feel Lost? - Column

Graduates Are Told They Can Do Anything With Their Degrees. Is That...

October 04, 2018

Scott Carlson writes:  Over the past two years, I slowly formed a friendship — more like a mentorship — with a young man who stocks the shelves at a local grocery store. I’ll call him Mike; he asked me not to use his real name. On runs for organic dried kidney beans and raw honey, I would see him replenishing the carrots or the kale, and we would chat about our mutual interests in local agriculture or eco-friendly building.
 
Scott Carlson writes:  Over the past two years, I slowly formed a friendship — more like a mentorship — with a young man who stocks the shelves at a local grocery store. I’ll call him Mike; he asked me not to use his real name. On runs for organic dried kidney beans and raw honey, I would see him replenishing the carrots or the kale, and we would chat about our mutual interests in local agriculture or eco-friendly building.
 

October 04, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Missed Deadline Stalls DeVos Agenda

Missed Deadline Stalls DeVos Agenda

October 04, 2018

Education Department says it won't meet November deadline to overhaul borrower-defense and gainful-employment rules, raising the stakes for legal challenges to the Obama-era regulations.
Education Department says it won't meet November deadline to overhaul borrower-defense and gainful-employment rules, raising the stakes for legal challenges to the Obama-era regulations.

October 04, 2018

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