Writer Anne Helen Petersen says that understanding the broken student loan system requires rejecting the narrative of individual choice and focusing on the history and social effects of debt.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
The federal student loan system has always been a smokescreen for government's failure to support higher education as a public good.
SOURCE: Harvard Magazine
A Harvard Law School initiative to check predatory student lending must contend with the entanglement of federal student lending programs and for-profit education providers, which dates to the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (GI Bill of Rights) of 1944.
Jenny Adams, an Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, discovered the story begins in the Middle Ages.
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