Judge strikes down California’s teacher tenure law

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles this week struck down California’s laws on teacher tenure, seniority, and dismissal because they allow many “grossly ineffective teachers” to remain…

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to allow refinancing of student loans

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill last week that would allow borrowers to lower their interest rates by refinancing their old student loans.

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Transcript: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s floor speech introducing Bank On Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Massachusetts) floor speech to introduce the Bank On Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act on May 6, 2014:

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DOE official confirms student loan interest rates could be lower

Friday, April 25, 2014

A senior Department of Education official confirmed that the federal government is collecting billions in profits from student loan fees and interests.

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Transcript: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s floor speech on student loan debt crisis – Feb. 12, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Massachusetts) floor speech on the student loan debt crisis on Feb. 25, 2014:

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Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders’s speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on April 12, 2014 – Part 8

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Part 8 – Partial transcript of remarks by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on April 12, 2014:

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Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders’s speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on April 12, 2014 – Part 4

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Part 4 – Partial transcript of remarks by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on April 12, 2014:

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Senators criticize DOE for renewing Sallie Mae’s college loan servicing contract

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Democratic Senators criticized the Department of Education’s decision to renew Sallie Mae’s college loan servicing contract even though the company has been under investigation for breaking federal rules…

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Spotlight: Federal Student Loans

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
SOURCE: StudentLoans.gov via Facebook

Articles: WhatTheFolly.com: DOE official confirms student loan interest rates could be lower WhatTheFolly.com: Concerns raised over excessive borrowing by part-time & distance learning students WhatTheFolly.com: Pros & Cons of Income-Based Repayment…

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Transcript: Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Q&A on strengthening the federal student loan program for borrowers – Part II

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Part II. Partial transcript of Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tennessee) Q&A on strengthening the federal student loan program for borrowers. The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing…

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