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Army Recruitment Now Based on Student Debt

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high school students performing exercises The head of Army Recruiting Command, stated that discussion of the endless wars and potential outcomes “was not really part of the discussion” recruiters are having with high schoolers. Recruiters' new niche: the national student debt crisis.

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

Stacy Cowley And Jessica Silver-Greenberg New York Times
Some of the problems playing out now in the $108 billion private student loan market are reminiscent of those that arose from the subprime mortgage crisis a decade ago, when billions of dollars in subprime mortgage loans were ruled uncollectible by courts because of missing or fake documentation.

Tidbits - September 17, 2015 - Left and Labor Dialogue on Sanders and Corbyn; A Sanders - John Lewis ticket?; David Hilliard on Black Panther film; 9/11 and Cancer; lots of announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: Left and Labor Dialogue on Sanders and Corbyn; A Sanders - John Lewis ticket?; David Hilliard on Black Panther film; 9/11 and Cancer; Labor Debate on Who to Endorse; Kim Davis; Student loans and College Costs; Sean O'Casey; Reconstruction; Announcements : Chicago Freedom Struggles Through the Lens of Art Shay -Sept 17-Dec 19; Operation Condor film, Bolivia's Largest Film Ever, Coming to NYC Theaters; Witness Venezuela's Elections This December

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Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality

Andrew Delbanco New York Review of Books - July 9, 2015 Issue
In higher education, whether as affordable land-grant state colleges, tuition-free municipal universities, grants to children of the poor or need-blind admissions, access to learning was at least prized as a right, not a privilege. As tuition and administration costs soar, the number of low-paid adjuncts explodes and financial aid collapses, college funding shifts from the public purse to student debt. Wither democracy or plutocracy?

Students Now Indentured to the Banksters

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program Truthout | Op-Ed
America's student loan debt crisis is a massive, devastating, trillion dollar morally criminal conspiracy, committed by Wall Street banksters, libertarian billionaires and Reaganomics devotees.
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