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Explore the debate and science of Student Loans/Debt.

September 15, 2021

The Student Debt Relief Band-Aid

Teresa Manning

Student debt forgiveness doesn't resolve the problem of skyrocketing tuition.

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August 17, 2021

Student Debt is Crippling College Grads. What Can Be Done?

David Acevedo

Three ways to better inform prospective students of the reality of the debt crisis and to help those who are already trapped in it.

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July 13, 2021

$300,000 for an M.F.A. in Film—Why Not?

David Acevedo

A new Wall Street Journal article exposes America’s broken student debt system—what can be done?

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June 28, 2021

How to Fix Federal Student Aid with Income Share Agreements

Michael Brickman

If students make too little to repay what they borrowed, the college, not taxpayers, should bear the burden.

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June 8, 2021

The Federal Student Loan System is to Blame for the Debt Crisis

David Acevedo

How a program intended to increase educational access has hurt American students.

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June 7, 2021

The Federal Student Loan System Isn't Worth It for Students or Taxpayers

Neetu Arnold

Policymakers must confront the stark reality that the federal student loan system is hopelessly broken. American students would be better off without it.

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May 12, 2021

Toolkit: Encouraging Fiscal Responsibility in Higher Education

National Association of Scholars

Use this new toolkit to encourage Congress, state legislators, and college presidents to rein in excessive college costs.

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April 19, 2021

Fast Track: The Merits Of Short-Term Credentialing

Neetu Arnold

The increased interest in short-term credentials has reinvigorated a broader conversation about higher education’s role in the labor market.

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March 9, 2021

What Does College Cost America?

David Acevedo

Americans now carry $1.7 trillion dollars in student debt. How did we get here? A new report by Research Associate Neetu Arnold gets to the heart of the matter.

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July 7, 2020

Curing Higher Ed in the Wake of COVID-19

Adam Ellwanger

The current model of higher education is utterly dysfunctional. COVID-19 has given us an unprecedented opportunity to make it work again.

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