16 August 2018
Student debt is the growing financial crisis that is impacting millions of Americans. We are sharing some stories from Ohioans that illustrate this impact, and stress the urgency of addressing this issue.Affordability / Quality, Blog, Existing Student Debt, Fact Sheets, For-Profit Programs, Wall Street's Role in Education
10 August 2018
In sweeping move, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposes erasing an Obama-era rule meant to hold bad schools and career programs accountable for graduating students with high debts and few job opportunities.
Here is what we and our partners had to say.
Department of Education Eviscerates Student Protections, Protects Predatory For-Profit Colleges: What Our Partners and Allies Think
25 July 2018
The Department of Education has announced its proposal to rollback a student loan forgiveness program meant to give relief to those scammed by for-profit colleges. Consumer and students’ rights groups are reacting strongly against the announcement. Here is what we and our partners had to say.Blog, For-Profit Programs, Partners
16 July 2018
Providing “free college” programs is growing in popularity as more states seek to implement their own versions. But what can assure skeptics that these programs are as politically sustainable as they are politically popular?
Jen Mishory of The Century Foundation examines the fiscal sustainability of these plans. Looking at six free college programs that existed during the Great Recession, Mishory shows how they retained their financial and political support even as states were cutting other aid programs and education spending.
2 July 2018
The student loan industry’s influence on government policy must be exposed, and its role in the larger student debt crisis cannot be downplayed.
Julie Margetta Morgan, a Fellow with the Roosevelt Institute, explains how powerful industry players have succeeded in exploiting the student loan system “for the good of student loan borrowers”. Margetta Morgan also argues that advocates and researchers need to not only change the rules of the system, but also change the way we think about the system.