Why Senator Warren’s Student Loan Proposal Doesn’t Add Up
Economy / Education / Fiscal policy / Uncategorized

Why Senator Warren’s Student Loan Proposal Doesn’t Add Up

Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) unveiled her first piece of legislation on the Senate floor — a proposal to allow students to borrow at the same rates as banks. While this move galvanizes the populist movement, the economics behind it does not quite add up. The interest rate on direct subsidized loans for undergrads … Continue reading

The Impact of the President’s New Budget on future STEM Education
Education / Fiscal policy

The Impact of the President’s New Budget on future STEM Education

On Wednesday, April 10th, President Obama released his $3.77 trillion budget, as the president begins the arduous process of getting it passed through the Republican controlled House of Representatives.  In regards to education, the new budget contains very similar rhetoric used by the president during his 2013 State of the Union Address. For example, the … Continue reading

Self-Evident? Walking the path to Citizenship in the United States
Education / Immigration / Regulation

Self-Evident? Walking the path to Citizenship in the United States

Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft together form a vanguard assembly of tech giants known to foster excited anticipation for 21st century innovation. However, at the tail end of 2012 these industry leaders all placed their signatures next to one another on a letter expressing support for a contemporary center-piece of American Politics: Immigration Reform. Up for … Continue reading

The Positive Effect of using a Market-Based Value System for Student Loans
Education

The Positive Effect of using a Market-Based Value System for Student Loans

With the looming threat of interest rates doubling on future subsidized Stafford loans (a loan where the federal government pays the interest during the student’s college tenure) from its current 3.4% to 6.8% has resulted in a debate on how interest rates on federally financed loans should be determined. With the expiration of a one … Continue reading