Between 2003 and 2013, the share of 25-year-olds with government and/or private-student-loans climbed from 25 percent to 45 percent. In the 2011-2012 academic year, 10 percent of college graduates had more than $50,000 in student loan debt—in 1999-2000 that number was only about 1 percent. Growing debt is largely the result of climbing tuition prices, which lead many students to lean more heavily on borrowing than they once did. … [Read more...] about Is There a Better Way to Deal With Student-Loan Debt?
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Talks between the two teams to discuss areas of policy agreements are getting underway. “The two campaigns continue to be engaged on a range of topics that would build on Vice President Biden's existing policy proposals and further our shared goals to move the country forward,” a senior Biden campaign official told Fox News on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Reaching out to left, Biden calls to lower Medicare age, forgive some student loan debt
Perhaps the best thing about Biden’s gesture is that it sounds exactly like that — a gesture, not a permanent position. He can expand both his student loan forgiveness and health-care proposals further without any major philosophical shifts. As Klein makes clear, there is particularly a lot of ground left between Biden’s revised health-care proposal and M4A. And because we are in a national economic and health-care crisis for the immediate future, nobody’s going to find too much fault with Biden for making adjustments. Indeed, he might want to do so daily to dramatize the stunning fact that the Trump administration still has no plan for expanding or protecting health-care coverage even as it continues to support the repeal of Obamacare. … [Read more...] about Biden Inches Toward Sanders on Health Care, Student Loans
Biden’s new proposals on Thursday include expanding Medicare, government insurance for Americans over 65, to those 60 and older. He also promises to forgive student debt for lower-income Americans who attended public colleges and some other higher-educational institutions. … [Read more...] about Biden courts Sanders voters with student loan, healthcare policies
The month was February. Most students were busy rejuvenating after a long session of exams at Politecnico di Milano campus in the Lecco town of Lombardy in Italy. In a few weeks, the region would become the epicentre of Covid-19. While the news of an impending virus attack made it to conversations, the town was relatively calm and things were usual. There were no signs of panic or tension. People moved around and partied as usual. … [Read more...] about A student’s account of people’s fight against COVID-19 crisis in Italy