In “What’d I Miss?” Myra takes on the issue of student loan forgiveness in the larger context of corporate bailouts and inherited wealth.
For the sake of Colorado’s future, our legislature and governor must continue to fight for more funding to avoid putting college out of reach for many
Everyone pitches in for things that don’t benefit them directly, but Myra wonders why some see student loans differently.
Ossie and Myra may have taken the week off, but “Conservative Jesus” is working overtime to smack down student loan forgiveness.
Last week President Biden announced a first-of-its-kind student debt forgiveness plan that quickly prompted debate, criticism and support along the way. Overall, the policy is a strong win, and the following considers three key takeaways of why, offering context for the scope of forgiveness, the fairness and proof that shifting public opinion can help sway […]
In a long-awaited announcement, President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration will cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers who make less than $125,000 a year, or $250,000 for taxpayers who file jointly. In addition, Biden said many students from low-income backgrounds will receive an additional $10,000 in relief. The unprecedented maneuver by […]
I was 24 years old, listening to an NPR podcast and driving up the rugged west coast of New Zealand in a campervan, the first time I learned that canceling a credit card hurts your credit. At that point in my adult life, I’d already had three credit cards, canceled one, and thought I was […]
A long-overdue national conversation is playing out now about the student debt crisis. That attention is well-deserved. As a college education becomes increasingly necessary for young people to simply get an entry-level job, America’s debt-fueled approach to higher education has left tens of millions of people saddled with unaffordable student loans and has impacted students […]
By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters Getting students to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid was a problem for Colorado before the pandemic. For those that work with students to get them […]
In late March, I interviewed as a finalist for a position with the University of Colorado’s communications staff. I’m a three-time Buff – undergrad, law school and an MBA – and have always loved the idea of working for my alma mater. Immediately after a Friday evening interview with CU President Mark Kennedy, I received […]