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An analysis of the House's recently introduced College Affordability Act.
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"The ability to pay off your loans has everything to do with wages and the ability to gain secure employment, it has everything to do with housing affordability, it has everything to do with child-care costs."
In the media
Jillian Berman
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College grad
"Every qualified student—regardless of their color, gender, or financial situation—should be able to pursue their educational dreams."
Press release
”For far too long, Black voters in this country have been marginalized, misrepresented, and taken for granted in electoral politics."
In the media
P.R. Lockhart
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.
In the media
Angela Helm
A debt-free plan “changes the target."
In the media
Chris Mills Rodrigo
"State governments have disinvested from public colleges and universities for a few decades now, and we need to reverse those trends."
In the media
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."
In the media
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.
In the media
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.”
In the media
Nicole Lyn Pesce
“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.”
In the media
Jillian Berman