Economy & Jobs
How the recession continues to impact young people
With student loan debt at an all-time high, young adults are finishing their degrees with debt sums equivalent to a down payment on a house.
Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by Anya Callahan
This week, the Center for American Progress issued a report titled “300 Million Engines of Growth” that presents a plan for improving future American economic prospects.
Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by Anna Perina
See picture, social media and coverage of #SDD13.
Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Amir Salehzadeh
Marriage equality is important, but so is paying the bills.
Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Tyler Gabrielski
Students rallied to protest Sallie Mae’s annual shareholder meeting—and a few actually got in.
Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Emily Crockett
How will YOU be affected? See our state-by-state analysis here.
More than 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school every year, but only 5 to 10 percent attend college, due to the costs of higher education.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 in Reporting by Anna Perina
Education debt impacts older generations of borrowers, too.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 by Emily Crockett
While the Obamas opened lines of communication to young black grads during their commencement speeches at Morehouse and Bowie State Universities, they also revisited some troubling and tired rhetoric.
We could have been great. But you, simply, are not a cheap date.
Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 in Journalism Network
Student debt is intrinsically connected to the U.S. economy, and Congress’ decisions on how to handle both current and future debt will have far reaching effects.
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Lydia Fiser
This week, the streets of Washington, DC were full of people who’d had enough.
Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Emily Crockett
State spending on colleges and universities has dropped off sharply in recent years. Most people blame the Great Recession and its effect on state budgets for this decline, but this misses the larger story.
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Reprints by David Madland and Nick Bunker
A new short film shows that student debt is scary—horror film scary.
According to some lawmakers, students should be the ones to bear the brunt of the government’s budget crisis.
Posted Monday, May 20, 2013 by Emma Weinstein-Levey
Housing cooperatives aim to put students in the driver’s seat.
Posted Monday, May 20, 2013 by Chris Lewis
The Obama administration is expected to gain a $51 billion profit this year from returns on student loans, a sum bigger than the what the nation’s most profitable company earned this year.
Posted Friday, May 17, 2013 by Candice Bernd
Give free money to everyone.
Offering students of color more ways to reduce their student debt, including refinancing their loans, would boost to the economy and ensure a better future for communities of color.
Posted Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Sophia Kerby
Many private and public colleges and universities award merit, rather than need-based, aid to attract wealthy students.
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Molly Savard