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Demos Senior Policy Analyst Viany Orozco joins WBAI's Esther Amrah to discuss a new Demos report "The Great Cost Shift" which examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and their families.  Download "The Great Cost Shift...
04/09/2012
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Demos Senior Policy Analyst Viany Orozco joins WBAI's Hugh Hamilton to discuss a new Demos report "The Great Cost Shift" which examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and their families.  Download "The Great Cost Shift...
04/09/2012
Audio
New York— America’s future middle class is in peril, with state investment in public higher education plummeting over the past two decades leaving students and their families to pick up the slack.  A just released report by public policy center Demos provides a new analysis of the Grapevine...
04/09/2012
Press Release
This report examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and their families. Such disinvestment has occurred alongside rapidly rising enrollments and demographic shifts that are yielding more economically, racially, and...
04/03/2012
Publication
NEW YORK— Yesterday the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released grim findings about the student debt crisis across the nation. According to the these findings, the total outstanding student loan balance now stands at about $870 billion, and as many as 47 percent of student loan borrowers appear...
03/06/2012
Press Release
Two weeks ago I looked into the uptick in consumer debt and concluded the trend was neither wholly good nor bad: Even if we're on the cusp of an economic upswing (which is the opinion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) it doesn't make sense to start celebrating until we...
03/02/2012
Blog
Soccer moms, NASCAR dads, Reagan Democratsand evangelicals have all been key voter blocs in past elections. This time around, "people in debt" may be a group candidates target if they want to be elected. Some Republican presidential candidates might face a losing battle among student debtors, where...
02/27/2012
News/Resource
A brief released today by the American Association of Community Colleges affirms that community colleges are a primary gateway to higher education for nearly half of low-income and minority students. The report, called Why Access Matters, shows the importance of community colleges maintaining this...
02/07/2012
Blog
While political leaders in Washington, D.C. continue to battle over how to deal with the nation’s ongoing economic crisis, millions of college students are back in school trying to manage their own financial crisis—the increasing cost of attending college. Average college tuition and fees continue...
01/17/2012
News/Resource
Student loan default rates increased by nearly one-third in just 2 years. In 2009, 15% of graduates from for-profit schools were in default.
11/03/2011
Data Byte
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