Student Debt Slavery II: Level The Playing Field

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt Blog -

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 [...]

Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers On Backs Of Youth

By Ellen Brown, -

The government, too, had to be enslaved by debt. It could not be allowed to simply issue the money it needed to meet its budget, as Lincoln’s government did with its greenbacks (government-issued [...]

Student Loans, 21st Century Indentured Servitude

By Julian Vigo -

I have seen the student loan crisis up close from both sides of this polemic. First, as an extremely young student who was “sold” the only way to get an education—in addition to joining the U.S. [...]

Student Debt Means Fewer Public Servants — And More Bankers

By Alyssa Aquino, -

By Alyssa Aquino for Other Words - Collectively, America’s student borrowers owe $1.7 trillion. On average, each graduating senior this year is beginning their life around $37,000 in the hole. [...]

U.S. Women Disproportionately Burdened By College Debt

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, -

By Lauren Kaori Gurley for AlterNet - American women owe nearly twice as much of the nation’s $1.3 trillion in student loan debt as men do, according to a recent study. Since the 1950s, major [...]

Newsletter – The People’s Plan For Transformation

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. It is important to understand that we arrived in this situation by, what Moyers described as "careful long-range planning and implementation…consistency of [...]

The Student Debt Crisis Is Exploding

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The level of student loan debt has risen to $1.5 trillion and defaults are more than 40% and rising. U.S. student loan debt has grown [...]

In Rust Belt Town That Covers Tuition, Economy Revives

By Gabriel J. Ware, -

By J. Gabriel Ware for Yes! Magzine. Autre Murray, 24, never planned to go to college. He thought he couldn’t afford it—even with student loans. Besides, he wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of [...]

Olders Pushed Into Poverty As Feds Garnish Social Security For Student Debt

By Deirdre Fulton, -

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - 'Hard-earned Social Security checks should not be siphoned off to pay interest and fees on student loan debt,' says Elizabeth Warren. The federal government [...]

Newsletter: Turn Widespread Discontent Into Mass Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. With the election of Donald Trump as president the struggle continues for economic, racial and environmental justice. We knew we would [...]

7 Million Graduates Not Paying Student Loans

By Marlee Kokotovic, -

By Marlee Kokotovic for Nation of Change - In 2016, former students are being burdened by student loan debt stronger than ever before. It is time to make a change. Former students are taking a [...]

Call On Congress To End $4 Billion Annual Oil Industry Subsidies

By Sharon Kelly, -

By Sharon Kelly for Desmog - In an open letter sent to Congress today, a coalition of 40 national taxpayer, labor, environmental and other groups called on the federal government to repeal almost [...]

To Cut Costs, College Students Are Going Hungry

By Sara Goldrick-Rab and Katharine Broton, -

By Sara Goldrick-Rab and Katharine Broton for The Conversation - Studies have long shown that a college student’s odds of achieving financial security and a better quality of life improve when he [...]

Wall Street Profits From Public Education While Students Drown In Debt

By Mnar Muhawesh, -

By Mnar Muhawesh for Mint Press News - MINNEAPOLIS — An education crisis largely orchestrated by neoconservatives in both the Republican and Democratic Parties, has left some of the country’s [...]

Duopoly Parties Fall Short On Universal, Democratic Education

By Jeff Bfryant, -

By Jeff Bryant for Education Opportunity Network. Although education policy has not been a prominent issue in the current presidential race, the Democratic Party’s platform gives the subject some [...]

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