Combining data, research, and analysis, Sandy Baum writes and speaks extensively on the successes and challenges of higher education in the United States with a focus on financing, access, and affordability.
Read Sandy’s Brookings Institution post with Adam Looney, “Who owes the most in student loans: New data from the Fed”
Visit Sandy’s new Urban Institute guide to state grant aid, Building a State Financial Aid Program
Read Sandy’ review of Caitlin Zaloom’s Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost
Listen to Sandy’s June 2019 podcast on Trusteeship Radio
Read Sandy’s latest Op-Ed, published by the Washington Post
May 3, 2019
‘Free tuition’ is the opposite of progressive policymaking
It’s presented as leveling the playing field. It would worsen economic inequality.
By Sandy Baum and Sarah Turner
Visit Urban Wire, the blog of the Urban Institute, to read Sandy’s regular posts.
Making College Work: Pathways to Success for Disadvantaged Students
by Harry J. Holzer & Sandy Baum
Student Debt: Rhetoric and Realities of Higher Education Financing, uses evidence to explain the realities of student debt and how the current discourse obscures serious problems in how Americans make decisions about and pay for college.