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May 7, 2019
New York Times
David Leonhardt
“Free College, the Best Version”

April 26, 2019
New York Times
David Leonhardt
“Warren’s Education Plan? Coulda Been Worse”

April 26, 2019
New York Times
Anemona Hartocollis
“Elizabeth Warren Wants to Cancel Student Loans. Critics Wonder if That’s the Right Solution.”

April 25, 2019
Washington Post
Jon Greenberg
“Elizabeth Warren: Does her wealth tax pay for her childcare and higher education plans?”

April 22, 2019
Washington Post
Jared Bernstein
“Another Sign of Elizabeth  Warren’s Relentless Focus on Inequality”

April 12, 2019
Marketplace
“Is That Student Debt Really Worth the Burden?”

April 10, 2019
Inside Higher Ed
Doug Lederman
“What Kevin Carey Got Right (and Wrong)”

March 20, 2019
CNBC Make It
Abigail Hess
“Trump administration proposes capping student loans, cutting repayment options–here’s what that means for borrowers”

February 7, 2019
The Harvard Gazette
Colleen Walsh
“President Bacow Defends Higher Ed

November 18, 2018
The New York Times
David Leonhardt
“Eliminating All Student Debt Isn’t Progressive”

October  16, 2018
The Wall Street Journal
Douglas Belkin
“The Real Cost of College Is Flattening as Schools Give More Scholarships”

October 1, 2018
The News-Gazette
“The Big 10 with Jeff D’Alessio”

September 6, 2018
Inside Higher Ed
Rick Seltzer
“A Gulf in the Earnings Gap”

August 23, 2018
Inside Higher Ed
Andrew Kreighbaum
“Questioning the Evidence”

April 2, 2018
The New York Times
Matt Chingos and Susan Dynarski
“An International Final Four: Which Country Handles Student Debt Best?”

January 23, 2018
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Andy Thomason
Who Has the Most Student Debt? The Wealthiest, A New Analysis Finds

January 12, 2018
New York Times
Ron Lieber
“With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?”

October 25, 2017
Washington Post
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
“Families are paying more out of pocket for college as tuition increases surpass grant aid”

October 25, 2017
Money
“The Price You Actually Pay for College Just Rose for the Sixth Straight Year”

June 1, 2017
Time
The Case for Community College

May 25, 2017
New York Times, David Leonhardt
The Assault on Colleges—and the American Dream

April 19, 2017
New York Times, David Leonhardt
“College, Cheaper Than You Think”

April 9, 2017
Washington Post
“Education Digest: A Fresh Look at College Affordability”

April 4, 2017
Washington Post
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
“What does college affordability really look like?”

March 14, 2017
Inside Higher Ed
Rick Seltzer
“What the Working Class Wants”

March 10, 2017
Inside Higher Ed
Wick Sloane
“Make History”

March 9, 2017
Inside Higher Ed
Rick Seltzer
“3 Years Cost Less Than 4”

January 19, 2017
WGBH
Kirk Carpezza
“Could Rhode Island Make Free College a Reality?”

January 16, 2017
PBS News Hour
“Why so many students from for-profit schools are left in debt limbo”

January 12, 2017
The Atlantic
Mikhail Zinshteyn
“Rich Students Go to graduate School to Get Richer”

December 11, 2026
Forbes
George Leef
“The Feds Should Stop Luring Students into Ruinous College Debt”

November 8, 2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Jack Stripling
“A Clinton Presidency Could Heighten a Divide Among Progressives in Higher Ed”

October 26, 2016
Inside Higher Ed
Rick Seltzer
“Borrowing Falls as Prices Keep Climbing”

October 26, 2016
Washington Post
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
“College costs rising faster than financial aid, report says”

October 21, 2016
PBS News Hour
“Why Student Debt is a Crisis for Some Borrowers”

October 19, 2016
Forbes
Justin Draeger
“Student Loan ‘Crisis’ Overshadows Real Borrowing Issues”

October 15, 2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Beckie Supiano
“A Closer Look at Income-Based Repayment, the Centerpiece of Donald Trump’s Unexpected Higher-Ed Speech”

October 12, 2016
David Wessel
Wall Street Journal
“Student Loans: Don’t Call It a Crisis”
(Review of Student Debt Book)

October 12, 2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz
“Why the College Degree Seems to be Deciding the Presidential Election”

September 27, 2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Beckie Supiano
“Economists Offer Unconventional Wisdom on Student-Loan ‘Crisis’”
(Review of Student Debt book)

September 26, 2016
Forbes
George Leef
“Sorry, Hillary – You Can’t ‘Fix’ College With More Federal Meddling”

September 23, 2016
Inside Higher Ed
Ashley Smith
“More Aid for the Needy”

September 14, 2016
Inside Higher Ed
Andrew Kreighbaum

“Lawmakers Eye Endowment Tax Status”

September 14, 2016
Inside Higher Ed
Paul Fain

“Smarter State Spending”

August 31, 2016
WGBH
Kirk Carpezza
“Student Loan Crisis: Rhetoric Or Reality?”

August 30, 2016
Forbes
Preston Cooper
“Never Let a Student Loan ‘Crisis’ Go to Waste”

August 30, 2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Beckie Supiano
“What’s the Right Public Message About Going to College?”

August 23, 2016
WGBH
Kirk Carpezza
“Graduate Students Working at Private Universities Can Unionize”

August 19, 2016
Inside Higher Ed
Ashley Smith
“Different Funding Systems, Same Underlying Problems”

August 8, 3016
Forbes
Nick Clements
“The Real Student Loan Crisis: Debt-Fueled Tuition Inflation”

July 30, 2016
The Atlantic
Emily Richmond
“Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Education”

July 28, 20126
NPR
Claudio Sanchez
“Is the Student Loan Crisis Fact or Fiction?”

June 30, 2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Beckie Supiano
“Is Student-Loan Debt Really Holding Would-Be Entrepreneurs Back?”

June 7, 2016
Washington Post
Jared Bernstein
“Here’s the thing about debt: It’s not nearly as bad as everyone says it is”

April 19, 2016
Wall Street Journal
Katy Stech
“Colleges Continue to Return Tuition Money in Bankruptcy Fights”

April 6, 2016
New York Times
Rochelle Sharp
“Why Upper Classmen Lose Financial Aid”