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“Trumped-up, Trickle-down” Student Loan Reform?

Back in October, President-elect Donald Trump laid out a skeletal plan for student loan reform during a campaign speech. His plan contains three major points: Income-based repayment plans, student loan forgiveness, and reducing college costs. Considering that America’s outstanding student loan debt is currently sitting at $1.4 trillion and 2016 college graduates owe an average of … Read more…

PANTS ON FIRE: Jane Dittmar and her Student Loan “Plan”

When a political candidate introduces a brilliant, innovative plan to simultaneous solve the crises of student loan debt and Social Security insolvency, it’s understandable for their opponent to be a bit intimidated. Throughout his campaign for Congress in Virginia’s 5th Congressional district, Senator Tom Garrett has been winning over younger voters by promoting his plan “Student Security”. … Read more…