DeVos Education Department Acts to Prevent States from Protecting Student Loan Borrowers: What Our Partners and Allies Think

13 March 2018

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos acted to stop states’ legal right to protect their residents from bad practices by student loan servicing companies. Consumer and students’ rights groups reacted strongly against this move to protect financial companies over student loan borrowers.

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Opinion: The Student Loan Debt Crisis Is a Civil Rights Issue

6 March 2018

Wade Henderson, Former-President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Founding Board Member of the Center for Responsible Lending, argues that student loan debt is a civil rights issue. Loan services, debt collectors and for-profit colleges should be held accountable for the student loan debt crisis.


The Future of Statewide College Promise Programs

6 March 2018

A new report by The Century Foundation analyzes the design and implementation of states’ College Promise programs. In the past few years, dozens of states, localities, and schools have proposed or enacted “free college” policies, also known as College Promise programs.

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Secretary DeVos Expected to Ban States From Protecting Student Loan Borrowers

28 February 2018

The latest move by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos puts the interests of student loan companies over borrowers and their families, 


A Radical Solution to the Student Debt Crisis

20 February 2018

A new research paper released by the Levy Institute analyzes the macroeconomic impact of cancelling all of the $1.4 trillion student debt that is currently outstanding in the United States.

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