11:52pm

Sun May 6, 2012
Education

Today on Your Call: What does rising student debt mean for the future of our economy?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about student debt, which has surpassed $1 trillion, exceeding the total amount Americans are carrying on their credit cards. The average college graduate has more than $25,000 in student debt. With jobs hard to find, how are they coping? And who's making money off of student debt? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What's your student debt story? And what are the solutions? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Cryn Johannsen, founder and executive director of All Education Matters, a non-profit organization dedicated to reforming student loans through legislation, education and activism

Pamela Brown, Ph.D. student in sociology at the New School who was involved in launching the Occupy Student Debt Campaign 'Pledge of Refusal' 

Web Resources:

Occupy Student Debt Campaign

All Education Matters

Sarah Jaffe, Salon: Who’s making a killing off student loans?           

Gazette opinion: Transparency needed to reduce student debt risks

Bhaskar Sunkara, In These Times: Understanding Student Debt

Sarah Jaffe, Alternet: Wall Street-Inflated Student Debt Bubble Hits $1 Trillion; Debtors Rally for Relief

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