student loans

International People's Assembly: Detroit, Michigan
On the 5th anniversary of the $700 Billion Bank Bailout... Read more...
President Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour geared toward selling his proposals for college affordability with a speech at the University of Buffalo today. Will they actually work to make college affordable? I have doubts. Read more...
Hostess joins Enron and Bain in the list of companies who will be remembered for preying on and stealing from American workers. Read more...
Good for Sen. Bernie Sanders for not wanting to balance our budget on the backs of those who can least afford it -- our college students -- who are going to see their loan rates skyrocket if Congress fails to act quickly. Read more...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to know why Sallie Mae took cheap, taxpayer-backed loans from a federal bank and used it to fund extremely expensive, private loans to students. Read more...

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Competing Congressional plans to fix student loan interest rates miss July 1 deadline as millions of students grapple with over a trillion dollars in debt. Read more...
Watch: Senator Warren Introduces the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act, her first piece of stand-alone legislation, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The bill would enable students who are eligible for federally subsidized Stafford loans to borrow at the same rate the big banks get through the Federal Reserve discount window. Read more...
In just their latest failed effort to peel away supporters from one of the Democratic Party's most reliable constituencies, Republicans in 2012 still lost among Jewish voters by over a 2-1 margin. The reasons for the GOP's consistently dismal Read more...
By Marian Wang, ProPublica The federal government must double down on grants to low-income students and dramatically simplify the system of student loans, says a new report by the non-partisan New America Foundation. The report, Read more...
There is a great deal of angst and worry among progressives about what is going to happen in two months, when the Republicans will once again try to hold the economy hostage so they can cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education, and Read more...