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The Washington Post

Judge Rejects Settlement Over Stalled Student Debt Relief Claims, Blames DeVos for Harming Borrowers

Judge Rejects Settlement Over Stalled Student Debt Relief Claims, B...

October 23, 2020

A federal judge on Monday rejected a proposed settlement between the Trump administration and defrauded borrowers after the Education Department revealed its widespread denials of requests for student debt cancellation.
A federal judge on Monday rejected a proposed settlement between the Trump administration and defrauded borrowers after the Education Department revealed its widespread denials of requests for student debt cancellation.

October 23, 2020

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MarketWatch.com

COVID-19 Has Changed ‘Get Out the Vote’ Efforts on College Campuses: Goodbye Knocking on Dorms, Hello Instagram Live

COVID-19 Has Changed ‘Get Out the Vote’ Efforts on College Campuses...

October 23, 2020

Organizers at one voter registration group have had conversations with 80,000 young people.
Organizers at one voter registration group have had conversations with 80,000 young people.

October 23, 2020

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Inside Higher Ed

Women Are Falling Behind

Women Are Falling Behind

October 23, 2020

Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19.
Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19.

October 23, 2020

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Inside Higher Ed

What Happens Before College Matters

What Happens Before College Matters

October 23, 2020

Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot on campus.
Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot on campus.

October 23, 2020

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EducationNext.org

Mass Debt Forgiveness Is Not a Progressive Idea - Opinion Piece

Mass Debt Forgiveness Is Not a Progressive Idea - Opinion Piece

October 23, 2020

Sandy Baum writes: The realities of student debt in our country make it clear that proposals to eliminate these obligations do not meet the criteria for progressive policies. Households in the upper half of the income distribution hold more student debt than those in the lower half. The highest-income quartile of households owes about one-third of that debt; the lowest-income quartile owes about 12 percent. People who don’t go to college don’t have student debt. They have lower incomes and more constrained job opportunities than others.
Sandy Baum writes: The realities of student debt in our country make it clear that proposals to eliminate these obligations do not meet the criteria for progressive policies. Households in the upper half of the income distribution hold more student debt than those in the lower half. The highest-income quartile of households owes about one-third of that debt; the lowest-income quartile owes about 12 percent. People who don’t go to college don’t have student debt. They have lower incomes and more constrained job opportunities than others.

October 23, 2020

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