Students on the Road to Debt

Growing Student Debt

*+-Maria Bustillos: Earlier that day a teacher had told a lecture hall full of 22-year-olds that when she’d been young, a degree would more or less ensure you a job. “And now that’s not true, it’s no guarantee of a good job.

Stop Starving Public Universities and Shrinking the Middle Class

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*+-Robert Reich: Public higher education has been the gateway to the middle class but that gate is shutting – just when income and wealth are more concentrated at the top than they’ve been since the 1920s, and when America needs the brainpower of its young people more than ever.

99 Percent Clubs: Online Public Square and Free Speech Zone

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*+-Mark Naison: What we did not envision, when we created our 99% C lub, was how it would create an incredible online free speech zone and public square not only for club members, but for people with no direct connection to Fordham who found out what we were doing.

The Death Penalty and #OccupyWallStreet

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*+-David Love: Capital punishment operates under a pretense of justice, when in reality it represents pure vengeance and mob retribution, favoring expediency and finality over finding the real killer.

A Jubilee for Student Debt?

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*+-Ellen Brown: Eliminating, reducing, or deferring student loan debt will free up the budgets of millions of students, allowing them to spend more on goods and services, increasing demand and creating jobs, and adding to tax revenues.