Posted in Bailout 2020 Common Dreams Coronavirus News Student Debt

Organizations call on Congress to enact $1.5 trillion Student Debt Jubilee as part of Covid-19 relief

“This is a time to be bold.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, July 15 Over 100 organizations on Wednesday urged Congress to make sure cancellation of all U.S. student loan debt is part of the…

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Posted in Columns Hightower

Betsy DeVos wants to rob poor school districts

Trump’s education secretary is trying to funnel coronavirus aid away from poor public schools to rich private ones. By Jim Hightower May 27, 2020 Times of great adversity not only bring out the best and worst…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Coronavirus News Student Debt Workers

Betsy DeVos sued for garnishing wages of nearly 300,000 student loan borrowers during pandemic

“The Trump administration is taking money from borrowers who are living on the edge of poverty, in the middle of a pandemic, and in violation of the law.” by Julia Conley, staff writer A home health…

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Posted in Analysis economic justice OtherWords Public Policy Student Debt

A broken promise to teachers and nonprofits workers

Trump wants to cancel student loan forgiveness for public servants. But what if you’ve already taken the loans? By Jill Richardson | February 19, 2020 Before sharing my opinions about Trump’s recent proposal to cut student…

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