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Two-and-a-Half Cheers for Elizabeth Warren’s Student Debt Plan

Two-and-a-Half Cheers for Elizabeth Warren’s Student Debt Plan

  Thomas L. Knapp On January 14, Elizabeth Warren released a “Plan to Cancel Student Debt on Day One of My Presidency.”  Warren would use the US Department of Education’s “broad legal authority” to cancel up to $50,000 of debt on behalf of up to 42 million borrowers. Warren’s plan makes a lot of sense […]

Student Debt Slavery II | Time to Level the Playing Field

Student Debt Slavery II | Time to Level the Playing Field

  . By Ellen Brown This is the second in a two-part article on the debt burden America’s students face. Read Part 1 here. The lending business is heavily stacked against student borrowers. Bigger players can borrow for almost nothing, and if their investments don’t work out, they can put their corporate shells through bankruptcy and […]

Student debt makes CA waves

Student debt makes CA waves

By James Poulos   While California students mustered to lead a nationwide movement for college debt relief, policymakers and innovators grappled with the issue in ways of their own. Students in the UC system — particularly the Berkeley campus — have taken a central role in pushing the co-called Million Student March. Protest organizers have announced a sweeping agenda […]