student loan http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20735/all en Seven Soros-Linked Groups Behind Left's Push on Student Loans http://www.mrc.org/articles/seven-soros-linked-groups-behind-lefts-push-student-loans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing groups converge to demand rate cap, some push trillion-dollar bailout. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Ahead of a possible July 1 interest rate hike for federally subsidized student loans, a coalition of liberal and education groups announced a “<a href="http://studentdebtcrisis.org/social-media-day-of-action-today-thursday-june-13th/">Social Media Day of Action</a>” to demand congressional intervention.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/seven-soros-linked-groups-behind-lefts-push-student-loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Education Government Bailout Campus Progress Center for American Progress day of action debt dreamsnotdebt equal justice works George Soros La Raza league of young voters Loans robert applebaum rock the vote social media student debt student debt crisis student loan StudentNation students The Nation USSA Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:58:51 +0000 julia.seymour 43810 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Goes to Extremes to Convince Readers of Student Loan Crisis http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-goes-extremes-convince-readers-student-loan-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Front page story cites student $120,000 in debt; later admits only 3 percent of borrowers have $100K+ burden. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times continued and old media theme of complaining about the volume of student debt on May 13 with its front page story: “A Generation Hobbled by College Debt.”<br /><br />Times writers Andrew Martin and Andrew W. Lehren began the 4,647-word essay about the problem of growing student debt began with the extreme example of one girl who is graduating $120,000 in debt.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-goes-extremes-convince-readers-student-loan-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Education Government borrower college loan crisis debt debtor Detroit Free Press networks New York Times student student loan subsidies tuition Tue, 15 May 2012 20:33:18 +0000 julia.seymour 40087 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Demonizes Student Loan Companies for Alleged 'Schemes' http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-demonizes-student-loan-companies-alleged-schemes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Using background music that would be better suited for a “Dateline” story about a tragic teen death, NBC’s “Today” show launched the latest attack on the student loan industry.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “You would assume that the college you choose would be on your side and find the best interest rate for a loan that you’ll be paying for many years. Well, think again,” said consumer correspondent Janice Lieberman.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-demonizes-student-loan-companies-alleged-schemes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government bank College Cuomo lender scheme student loan university Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:15:25 +0000 admin 25473 at http://www.mrc.org Media Exaggerate Student Loan 'Crisis' http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-exaggerate-student-loan-crisis <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s graduation season again. Time for college graduates to go find jobs that will pay their bills, and for many that will include a student loan payment.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Student loans make a college education possible for many people, but some of the companies offering loans to students are under attack by the media.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-exaggerate-student-loan-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Education Government bank College debt direct financial aid illegal kickbacks lender private Scandal school shady student loan university wrong doing Wed, 13 Jun 2007 19:43:14 +0000 admin 25487 at http://www.mrc.org