How Low Can the Barons of High Finance Go on Student Debt?

Jim Hightower

Betsy DeVos should not be conspiring with fast-buck educational exploiters of student debt. Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, ideological know-nothingism, imperiousness and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos. She is Donald Trump’s multi-billionaire … Read moreHow Low Can the Barons of High Finance Go on Student Debt?

‘Real News’ Stories Encourage Progressives

Jim Hightower

Fake news is prevalent these days, but some real news stories are encouraging to progressives. A decade ago, some barons of the media establishment designated themselves America’s official arbiters of political truth. One of their … Read more‘Real News’ Stories Encourage Progressives

Betsy DeVos to Lead Christian Educators in 40-Day, 40-Night Death Valley Hike

Betsy DeVos to Lead Christian Educators in 40-Day, 40-Night Death Valley Hike

‘Like Jesus and the Israelites, we shall wander for forty days and forty nights seeking the promised land of educational reform’ – Betsy DeVos NYC — Betsy DeVos, Trump’s new education secretary, announced today that … Read moreBetsy DeVos to Lead Christian Educators in 40-Day, 40-Night Death Valley Hike

It’s Time to Free Youth from Student Debt

Jim Hightower

Many degree programs are mediocre or worse — predatory loan scams that saddle people with student debt. Butch Hancock, one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dry-land farmers and … Read moreIt’s Time to Free Youth from Student Debt

Forget Student Loans — Make Higher Ed Free

Jim Hightower

An enlightened society wouldn’t burden graduates with student loans Well, finally! Hard-right congressional leaders and the Obama White House have agreed that interest rates on student loans should not double to nearly 7 percent, as … Read moreForget Student Loans — Make Higher Ed Free

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