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Government to Cancel $6 Billion in Student Loans for Defrauded Borrowers

Around 200,000 former students who attended schools that they said defrauded them will have $6 billion in federal loans canceled under a sweeping settlement announced on Wednesday, the latest move […]




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Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Unpaid Internship Problem

The president and vice president announced this month that they were going to pay their interns. The White House put out a news release. I think we were supposed to […]







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Corinthian Colleges Student Loans Will Be Forgiven, Education Dept. Says

They also uncovered an obscure clause in the law governing the loans: If borrowers were significantly misled by their school, they could ask the government to forgive their loans. Just […]







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7 Million Bad Student Loans With No Way Out, for Anyone

There are hidden costs, even when the government is able to collect the money.One of the department’s most successful — and draconian — collection mechanisms is the Treasury Offset Program, […]




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Student Loan Borrowers Don’t Deserve ‘Forgiveness.’ They Deserve an Apology.

Still not convinced that the nation should ask debtors for absolution, and not the other way around? Consider the facts.First, there’s the Free Application for Financial Aid, or FAFSA, which […]




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College-Educated Workers Help Unionize Places Like Starbucks

Over the past decade-and-a-half, many young, college-educated workers have faced a disturbing reality: that it was harder for them to reach the middle class than for previous generations. The change […]




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Toronto’s Tech Industry Is Quietly Booming

“This is now a place to make a long-term bet — to build connections with the cluster of schools in the area and create a new pipeline for hiring,” said […]