Posts by 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
Consider someone who bought a house in July of 2007, right before the housing market came crumbling down. Knowing that there were rumblings about a “housing bubble,” and hearing disturbing reports of...
May 5, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
This week marks the two-year anniversary that student debt hit $1 trillion, and like any milestone anniversary, it’s worth taking some time to reflect on how we got here—and where we’re headed.
April 24, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
Michael Petrilli, Executive VP of the conservative Fordham Institute, has a much-discussed piece in Slate today about whether or not “college,” such as it is, is really for everyone.
March 19, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
The annual release of the president’s budget has come to resemble college basketball’s March Madness selection show over the years, with policy wonks eagerly tuning in to see whether or not their...
March 4, 2014 | Mark Huelsman