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Higher interest rates threaten to make higher education less affordable.
A handful of senators struggled Thursday to hold together a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates from doubling on July 1 while their colleagues traded political barbs with little more than a week to go before the deadline.
Writing at the Huffington Post, Rep. Karen Bass makes the case for a comprehensive fix to the student-loan debt crisis. For one thing, student-loan interest rates will double on July 1 from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday issued a series of proposals to create more flexible repayment plans for the millions of Americans struggling with private student loans. Lawmakers are also pushing for industry reforms.
Amid the significant under-achievement of Black youth in the Los Angeles public school system — especially young males — hundreds of people packed a community town hall Saturday for a discussion on the situation.
Nearly 500 people turned out Saturday for a town hall discussion on the status of Black children in California’s public education and system.
Not enough attention is being given to the crushing debt being placed on the backs of future generations from student loans.
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.
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.
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.