More on Education

May 9, 2013

Audubon Middle School hosts Black education town hall

Nearly 500 people turned out Saturday for a town hall discussion on the status of Black children in California’s public education and system.

May 6, 2013

Huffington Post: Time To Get Serious on Student Loan Debt

Not enough attention is being given to the crushing debt being placed on the backs of future generations from student loans.

May 6, 2013

Representative Bass, Education Advocates Convene for Forum on State of Black Education in California

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined hundreds of parents, teachers and education advocates for a summit on the State of Black Education in Los Angeles and across the nation.

Apr 24, 2013

The Hill: College grads feel limited by debt

Total student debt almost tripled between 2004-2012. In March, Bass introduced the Student Loan Fairness Act, which moved to cap the interest rate on federal student loans at 3.4 percent, suspend interest rates while borrowers are unemployed and offer loan forgiveness to qualified borrowers.

Apr 17, 2013

African American Students in Crisis?

Join us for a constructive dialogue about ways to address a new report showing that black students lag far behind their peers in Los Angeles County schools.

Apr 10, 2013

KPCC: Suze Orman joins Karen Bass to tackle student loan problem

Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass has been pushing for student loan debt relief. Tuesday on Capitol Hill, she and two other House Democrats turned to financial guru Suze Orman to champion their cause. Orman had some ideas of her own.

Apr 6, 2013

NPR: What Can Congress Do about Student Debt?

There is a legislative effort to ease some of the potential burdens, as the interest rate for some federal student loans is set to jump to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent in July. Congresswoman Karen Bass is proposing to cap student loan interest rates at 3.4 percent.

Apr 6, 2013

What Can Congress Do About Student Debt?

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass joined NPR's All Things Considered to discuss the Student Loan Fairness Act and the looming student debt crisis.

Apr 3, 2013

Student Loan Ranger: How the Student Loan Fairness Act Could Benefit Borrowers

So how would the Student Loan Fairness Act help you deal with your student debt? The plan would cap borrowers' monthly payments to 10 percent of their discretionary income and limit interest capitalization to 10 percent of the original principal amount.

Apr 2, 2013

The Hill: Bill would ease debt burden on students

With student loan debt surpassing $1 trillion and unemployment rates for recent graduates lingering near painful post-2008 heights, student debt has become a serious burden on our national economy and on young lives. We have proposed the Student Loan Fairness Act to give these Americans — young and old — a chance to break free from this crushing debt.