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Scot Ross

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Scot Ross is executive director of One Wisconsin Now and the One Wisconsin Institute. Find him on twitter at @rossacrosswi.

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Amanda Boehm-Garcia

A four-year degree will take the average borrower twenty-one years to repay. Student loan debt is the second largest consumer debt in the nation, more than what’s owed on credit cards or auto loans. more

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This sacrifice of public education at the altar of unproven, rightwing ideological experiments is appalling, even for this gang. more

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It’s college graduation time, and while it’s a happy occasion for the graduates and their families, it comes at a high price. According to the most recent national statistics available, 71 percent of college seniors from the class of 2012 had ... more

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Author's Note: The current buzz is that a deal has been cut and may soon be passed in Congress to stop the recent doubling of federal Stafford student loan rates -- but at what cost to borrowers? Having read reports of what is in the deal, there ... more

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MY NAME IS SCOT ROSS AND I'M A STUDENT LOAN DEBTOR. I know the regret of economic opportunity lost to a loan payment, the shame of living like a college student in a rented apartment until I was nearly forty, and the anger of feeling I've been de... more

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