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Scot Ross

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Scot Ross is executive director of One Wisconsin Now and the One Wisconsin Institute.

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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

Sep 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine 2 Comments

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

May 24, 2017 3:31 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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

May 16, 2014 9:46 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

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

Jul 23, 2013 12:32 PM Dispatches

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

Apr 8, 2013 8:10 PM Dispatches

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