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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
June 15, 2017
Betsy DeVos Moves to Help For-Profit Schools Defraud Students
The Education Department just froze two key protections for students.
May 4, 2017
After I Graduate, How Likely Will It Be That I Follow My Dreams? Not Very.
With massive debt loads and scant institutional support, college is not set up for first-generation, low-income students to succeed.
April 4, 2017
Why I Introduced the College for All Act
There’s nothing normal about graduating with massive student-loan debt.
March 31, 2017
Trump’s Administration Is Making It Easier for For-Profit Colleges to Screw Over More Students
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has already picked a for-profit college official for her team—are more to come?
December 22, 2016
Will Obama Cancel the Loan Debt of For-Profit College Victims?
It may be their last chance for justice before Trump takes over.
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November 29, 2016
How Do You Stop Trump? Boycott Debt.
We need to distract Trump. Student loans are a good place to start.
November 4, 2016
Only Socialism Can Defeat Trumpism
Millions of ordinary people are ready for an alternative, one pointed to by the success of Bernie Sanders.
October 20, 2016
How (Not) to Fake Your Own Death
is a brilliant series of entertaining character reports, but her telling of what all the deceit and deletions add up to is unconvincing.
Hannah K. Gold
September 19, 2016
4 Simple Ways to Help 44 Million Americans With Student Debt
The student-loan-debt crisis is very real, yet policies have failed to respond with any urgency.
August 17, 2016
A New Report Sheds Light on Profiteering by So-Called Debt-Relief Companies
Finally, a clear picture of how student-debt-relief companies take advantage of loan borrowers.