Teach-in: Student Debt Crisis

Sponsored by the Office of Social Jusice Initiatives and Leadership Insititute

a teach-in on the History of Student Loans: The Student Debt Crisis

Spring 2012

Workshop Series

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
7:00’9:00 p.m.

Orientation Room M101, Lobby

Parsons, 2 West 13th Street

History of Student Loans:

The mortgage debt crisis has barely been resolved but there’s already talk of the next big financial crisis in the U.S.: student debt. Student borrowing topped the $100 billion threshold for the first time in 2010, and total outstanding loans approached $1 trillion for the first time in 2011. In fact, student loan debt exceeds credit card debt in the U.S. which stands at about $798 billion. (Forbes.com)

Join us to raise awareness on the issue of student debt. What is the student loan program; who is most adversely affected; how did it all begin, where does the money go, what is the international perspective, and where do we go from here?? We will have speakers, Q&A and a multimedia presentation to address these questions (…and more)

Guest Speakers:

Samir Sonti, Graduate Student, Dept. of Government, Cornell University

Andrew Ross, Professor, Dept. of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Sarah Jaffe, Associate Editor, AlterNet

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