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The racial and class bias behind the "new normal" of student borrowing

Failing to provide voter registration opportunities at public assistance agencies

Myth and reality in the crisis of college affordability

A new campaign to make bold policy initiatives the center of the next election

May 21, 2015

Students who already have trouble financing school—namely, Black and Latino low-income students—have seen borrowing levels and...

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Recently the office of Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller, released a widely covered report confirming what many in the pension world have been realizing: High-priced...
May 21, 2015 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Previously, I created a poverty calculator for the Official Poverty Metric and Supplemental Poverty Metric that lets users select which incomes (and income reducers) to include in a poverty...
May 18, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Across the country, many states are passing restrictions on the vote, particularly voter ID laws. In addition, conservative legislatures are looking to roll back affirmative voting reforms. Scholars...
May 18, 2015 | Sean McElwee
Edit: Original piece said Hughes works at Heritage, but he actually works at Cato. This was an error, though one could be excused from failing to see the difference. Another day, another...
May 15, 2015 | Matt Bruenig


Today, taking out loans is the primary way individuals pay for college—a major shift in how our nation provides access to higher education. While concerns about the growth in college costs and...
In today’s economy, a college education is essential for getting a good job and entering the middle class. Yet, despite this reality, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Wisconsinites,...
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