Posts by Mark Huelsman

There's a new report from RealtyTrac that's generating some buzz this week, claiming that student loan debt is not holding back the ability to buy a house in the vast majority of U.S....
September 5, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
Student loans are having quite the moment. Unfortunately, that moment has been a bit... confusing.
August 11, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
Over on the Upshot at the New York Times, David Leonhardt throws a little cold (or maybe just “slightly cool”) water on the hysteria over rising tuition, noting (correctly) that the primary tuition...
July 30, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
As if there weren’t enough higher education stories this week—from the downfall of one of the most notorious for-profit colleges, to a Brookings study that it seems everyone in the world (including...
June 25, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
Brookings Institution researchers Beth Akers and Matt Chingos set the internet in a tizzy today with some “counterintuitive” research on student debt, with the takeaway for some being that student...
June 24, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
President Obama is expected to announce this afternoon an Executive Order that would extend the protections of Income-Based Repayment (or more specifically, Pay As You Earn) to student borrowers who...
June 9, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
David Leonhardt’s post on whether “College Is Worth It” on The Upshot this week was the most widely emailed story at the New York Times earlier today—a sign that the public is very antsy...
May 28, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
It’s graduation season, which means we’re being treated to a few time-tested media traditions for today’s wide-eyed graduates: Grievances about commencement speakers, predictions of doom over the...
May 22, 2014 | Mark Huelsman