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We are concerned that given Ms. DeVos’ track record to privatize public education and her lack of a clear position concerning the affordability crisis in higher education, the committee cannot properly assess whether Ms. DeVos is fit to run the U.S. Department of Education.
The Debt-Free College Act of 2018 would create a new federal-state partnership that re-funds our neglected system of public colleges and job training.
As with any big reform, the push for debt-free college has been met with pushback among a skeptical elite. We have answers for their major concerns.
14 Big Ideas to Build a Strong & Diverse Middle Class
10 Ways Student Debt Is Blocking the Economic Mobility of Young Americans
Dēmos has measured the comparative effectiveness of five leading fiscal proposals. We evaluate the plans in eight categories: jobs and public investment; health care affordability; Social Security income; education; defense policy; fair and adequate revenues; and long-term debt reduction.
The Contract for College would unify the existing three strands of federal financial aid — grants, loans and work-study — into a coherent, guaranteed financial aid package for students.
America's students are facing a serious threat from subprime private loans, and the situation could worsen unless Congress votes to close a potential loophole in the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
Until about the mid-1990s, debt was the exception, not the rule.
A Federal-State Partnership to Increase State Investment and Return to Debt-Free Public Higher Education
Why a return to a debt-free system of public universities and colleges would help revive the promise of affordable higher education regardless of one’s family income.
"We know this: the super rich and corporations don’t need a tax cut. The 1 percent are doing just fine."
New York State’s Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) is a bold climate action policy for the people of New York.
How the Climate & Community Protection Act will Increase Resiliency for New York’s Latinx Communities
How We Can Fix the Housing Affordability Crisis
The CCPA is a climate bill, a racial justice bill, a public health bill, and an economic development bill. We need it to be all of these things.
Ensuring just and equitable access to and ownership of one our most vital natural resources—energy—is vital to building a vibrant, inclusive democracy.
This presentation outlines the ways that student debt both contributes to, and is a cause of, America’s historic and persistent racial wealth divide.
Over 100 community, civil rights, consumer, and student advocacy organizations urge House and Senate leadership to insist on student debt cancellation for all borrowers during negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package.
This platform proposes a set of actions the executive branch can take to equitably address the climate crisis without new legislation, major new appropriations, or other Congressional authority.