New Report Outlines Higher Education’s $2.7 Billion ‘Debt Bomb’ in TIME: But it also has a real human cost – schools that are indebted and struggling to meet interest payments pass on those costs to students, which is one key reason that average per student debt has risen from $29,400 to $35,000 over the last

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Spread the Word: 10 Ideas 2017

For release, Monday, April 10, 2017 Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Roosevelt network’s 10 Ideas 2017 launch — the Roosevelt Institute’s oldest and most competitive journal elevating the top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Please use the hashtag #10IDEAS17 when sharing with your community. You can find this

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The Roosevelt Institute and Democracy Corps conducted focus groups in Macomb County, Michigan to better understand voters who previously supported President Obama and cast their ballot for President Trump last year. This continues Roosevelt’s ongoing effort to better understand Trump’s appeal to working class voters in order to set an agenda for the future of

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Abortion access. Contraception. Planned Parenthood. The Affordable Care Act. Medicaid. All of these are targets of President-elect Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. To commemorate the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Roosevelt Institute and the Center for Reproductive Rights hosted a discussion around the policy battles we expect in the year ahead, and how they will impact

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Please join us for breakfast on December 16 with Roosevelt’s Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz in discussion with Roosevelt President & CEO Felicia Wong. Stiglitz and Wong will discuss the implications of a Trump administration on key economic policies; and the role the progressive community will need to play in promoting important policies that affect middle and low-income workers and challenging new trickle-down

We believe our generation has the most to lose or gain in this election. That’s why we came together to build the Next Generation Blueprint for 2016. Crowdsourced from more than 1,000 people in our network from 160+ cities, colleges, and universities, the Blueprint makes a bold claim: It matters who rewrites the rules, not just

Students Over Swaps Infographic

Higher education in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. We see evidence of this crisis in huge cuts in funding for public schools, skyrocketing costs of attendance at both private and public schools, and increases in student debt burdens. You can find the executive summary and full report here.

Spread the Word: #StudentsOverSwaps

For release Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Dear partners, Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Roosevelt Institute network and ReFund America Project’s new report, “The Financialization of Higher Education.” Please use the hashtag #StudentsOverSwaps when sharing with your community. You can find the executive summary and full report on Tuesday, September 20,

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Roosevelt @ Policy Projects

Following our Next Generation Blueprint for 2016, we’re taking a deeper look on the issue areas that have emerged as top priorities for Roosevelters: Human Rights, Education, Economy, and Democratic Access. Take a look at the policy projects that are being led by Roosevelters. If you’re a student and interested in starting your own policy proposal

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  We’ve all read about skyrocketing tuition costs and declining state support for universities, but what’s often overlooked is how Wall Street has contributed to the budgetary crisis in higher education. The Roosevelt Institute network and the ReFund America Project’s latest report, The Financialization of Higher Education, sheds light on the toxic financial deals that have cost

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