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The idea of canceling student debt has become a topic of considerable debate. Here's what you need to know about the Warren and Sanders student debt plans and what still needs to be answered.
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Tired of politicians talking at, about, but never to, black people, a bevy of organizations joined to conduct the largest survey of black people in the United States since Reconstruction, entitled More Black than Blue: Politics + Power in the 2019 Black Census.
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Angela Helm
A debt-free plan “changes the target."
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Chris Mills Rodrigo
"State governments have disinvested from public colleges and universities for a few decades now, and we need to reverse those trends."
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James Wellemeyer
“Your income or your family’s wealth is extremely predictive of whether you’re going to go college at all and certainly what program you’re going to do."
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Jillian Berman
With the country’s total student loan debt amounting to about $1.5 trillion , borrowers lose an average of $208,000 in lifetime wealth accumulation that could have come from retirement savings, investments or home purchases, according to studies from Washington, D.C.-based think tank Demos.
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Antonio White
“If you compare this to some of the other gifts given in higher education, it’s incredibly stark, and I would hope points us to a smarter, better model of philanthropy where people’s lives are genuinely being transformed.”
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Nicole Lyn Pesce
“Public policy created the racial economic gap and only public policy can solve it.”
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Adam Harris
“The gauntlet has been laid. It also reminds us that public policy really does have a role to play. We should take a hard look at why this was needed in the first place.”
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Jillian Berman
“We are used to doing our homework and having to show up.”
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Errin Haines Whack
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How and why the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 has played such a critical role in increasing access to voter registration.
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