Thursday, October 15, 2015

Seeking solutions to bulging student loan debt - Steve Rosen, Tribune

Four years ago, Occupy Wall Street highlighted wage inequality in America. Then came the Fight for $15 movement and the nationwide push for a higher minimum wage. Will the Million Student March become the next change agent? On Nov. 12, organizers are counting on thousands of high school, college and graduate students, former students and family members to hold protest rallies at college campuses around the country. Their platform: tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for all campus workers. Whether you support this cause or not, we know rising student loan debt has become a hot issue. And for good reason. About 40 million former college students are carrying a load of about $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans.

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