Loan rate hike would make college “impossibility” for more students

Loan rate hike would make college "immposibility" for more students

By Mary Ellen Flannery/photo courtesy of Nazareth College Just two weeks before some student loan interest rates are scheduled to double, leading Senate Democrats called on students, parents, educators, and others to keep up the pressure on Congress to take action. “You can’t stop now,” exhorted Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), sponsor of the Student Loan … Continued

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NEA interns lobby Senators on the student loan interest rate increase

NEA interns lobby Senators on the student loan interest rate increase6072012

by Tim Reed/photo above by NEA intern Kate Jeszeck Hundreds of students, including a number of NEA interns, visited Capitol Hill yesterday as part of Campus Progress’ Student Debt Day, to lobby their Senators on the looming student loan interest rate increase. If congress does not act by July 1st, the interest rate on federally subsidized … Continued

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Our Issues: Where Elected Officials Stand – Harry Reid

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No single person was more responsible than Harry Reid when the U.S. Senate in August passed an education jobs bill to prevent class sizes from ballooning, stave off the elimination of school subjects such as arts, music and languages, and keep 161,000 educators in our schools î º all while reducing the national deficit.

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