“We have depressed ourselves into a mindset in which $30,000 in debt is acceptable for a degree.”
In the media
Chris Quintana
“Education is supposed to be the great equalizer in America."
In the media
Donna Owens
"You can’t talk about student debt without talking about the Great Recession."
In the media
Jillian Berman
“There’s a generational fairness issue."
In the media
Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou
“It’s a lot of debt out there. But that debt and the burden of that debt is not necessarily being felt equally. It’s extremely difficult for borrowers of color in particular."
In the media
Ralston Ramsay
To fairly evaluate any higher education reform proposal, we must understand the ways that these dual burdens—less wealth and more debt—lead to worse outcomes for Black students than white students.
Research
Suzanne Kahn
Mark Huelsman
Jen Mishory
"The bigger problem is that the payoff to a college degree is lower for students of color than it is for white students."
In the media
Jillian Berman
“This is a problem that has not gone away but has gotten worse in many communities."
In the media
Aída Chávez
A new report from the left-leaning think tank Demos argues that looking at borrowers' income alone provides limited insight into student loan burdens.
In the media
Andrew Kreighbaum
“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