Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday released a new $700 billion higher education plan that calls for free community college and doubling Pell Grants for low-income students. The former New York City mayor’s proposal would significantly increase federal spending on higher education and aims to target those subsidies to lower-income families. It doesn’t go as far … More How Bloomberg would make community college free and overhaul student loans – POLITICO
A documentary details Thomas’s rise to the high court, where he embraces the concept of “natural law” in the Declaration of Independence. Thomas saw Boston’s “social experiment” busing program taking black kids to schools in white neighborhoods that were “as bad or worse” than local ones. He found the racial preferences that got him into … More Clarence Thomas breaks his silence in theaters nationwide | TheHill
Millions of Americans have borrowed more than $1 trillion in student loans, a looming “crisis” that is front-and-center in the 2020 presidential election. Some 44 million people in the United States are similarly saddled with student loan debt, owing nearly $1.5 trillion. Last fall, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called it “a crisis.” More and more … More What It’s Like Living with Debt in Student Loan Crisis | PEOPLE.com | PEOPLE.com
The latest student loan debt statistics show that 45 million borrowers collectively owe $1.6 trillion of student loan debt. Today, according to Make Lemonade, student loan debt is the second highest category of consumer debt behind mortgages. Certainly, each borrower’s financial situation is unique. Supporters of wide-scale student loan forgiveness cite, among other issues, the … More Do You Really Need Student Loan Forgiveness?