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A Grand Bargain On Student Debt: Loan Forgiveness For Ending Federal Student Lending

The system is creating a peasant class. It’s time to end it. There are few more salient winning issues for Republicans than taking on the problem of higher education head on. But their reluctance reveals everything that’s still wrong with the party. President Donald Trump and new coalition on the right could change that. The Real Problem First, we must ...

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College Scams Federal Student Loans For Cash, Fakes Enrollment Paperwork, Whistleblowers Say

University of Phoenix encourages homeless people and others without high school degrees to enroll, filing false paperwork asserting that they have GEDs, employees said. UOP students owed $36 billion in student loans, and many default, leaving taxpayers on the hook, government data show. Only 28% paid down their loan by even $1 three years out of school. Despite the massive ...

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Trump Signs Executive Order To Wipe Out ‘Every Penny’ Of Student Debt For Severely Disabled Vets

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing the Department of Education to eliminate “every penny” of student loan debt owed by more than 25,000 disabled veterans. Speaking at an AMVETS event in Louisville, Ky., Trump said that the order will erase “hundreds of millions” of dollars in debt for veterans who have been deemed “completely and permanently disabled.” ...

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High College Costs Driven By Deceptive Accounting Practices

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  by Andrew Kerr Widespread use of an accounting trick at public universities may be artificially driving up the reported cost of an undergraduate education, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Policymakers at the federal and state level rely on financial data collected by the Department of Education from about 7,500 colleges and universities for use in drafting sound ...

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What Colleges are Teaching for $1.4 trillion!

Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. That’s $600 billion more than all the US credit card debt combined! The average student loan debt is over $40k per student and is carried by less than 45 million students. I am not advocating for free college, but I am questioning it and saying maybe we need to rethink how ...

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Student Loans-In Need of a Fix?

Part 2 Yesterday we talked about many of the problems inherent with student loans in our society. Today I’d like to share some common sense ideas. Do note, I’m just a mom and I’m not a professional. Also: there are plenty of websites dedicated to finding financial aid for college, do your research before starting school. These suggestions are just ...

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Student Loans-In Need of a Fix or a Change?

Part 1 Every day we hear more tales of woe from college students who are inundated in debt due to their huge student loans.  Paying off student loans is a factor affecting lifestyle choices for many. More recently, the loans have become a larger influence on graduates, impacting decisions about home buying and even marriage. Some believe that the sudden ...

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Student Loan Debt: Much Ado About Nothing

It is starting to get quite embarrassing for the Obama administration.  They’re trailing Romney in the polls, they’ve lost the edge with women, and his 2013 budget went down in flames in the Senate today with a final vote tally of 99-0. In the words of Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, “there’s no education in the second kick of a mule.”Not ...

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Student Loans Seen as Next Casualty of Sluggish Economy

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — FICO’s quarterly survey of bank risk professionals found growing concern for the stability of the student loan market and deepening fears about the nation’s housing sector. The survey, conducted for FICO by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), shows that bankers expect delinquencies on most types of consumer loans to rise, balances on credit cards to ...

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Mitchell & Ray October 27th: Perry's Plan, Student Loans, Amelia Hamilton

When: Thursday,October 27th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Streaming Internet Radio What: Join independent political commentators Rich Mitchell and Michelle Ray as they discuss Perry’s Flat Tax plan, Obama’s student loan project, and hear Obama sing. Guest: Author Amelia Hamilton Show Recording: [mp3player width=300 height=100 config=mitchell_and_ray.xml file=http://media2.conservativedailynews.com/shows/mitchell-and-ray/show-10-27-11.mp3] Non-Flash show recording

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Welcome to Obama’s Nanny State

In a post for Conservative Refocus I wrote about the Obama Administration and control. There are many more examples that must be brought to the attention of the American Public. Here’s a video on some of the more spectacular medical suprises that were within the Health Care Bill which was passed and is now law. and here are several articles ...

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Obama Education Policy Review

Barackobama.com published the President’s three-part vision for education: Improve K-12, expand access to higher education, and preparing children for kindergarten.   Is this more talk from a blow-hard or is this at least one area where Obama has put some substance behind his style? The website says that K-12 will be improved through aggressive recruiting of new teachers, new ways to ...

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Massive Government Takeover on Horizon

With the 61% majority stake in GM and $85 Billion takeover of AIG complete, the liberal government has set its sights on the private student loan market and health care. Both initiatives will cost roughly one trillion dollars each and neither one will be passed by the Senate in a traditional vote where 60 senators consent. Health Care and student ...

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