For the Week of June 16, 2014
|When President Obama signed an executive order last week to ease the debt burden on 5 million students "by capping repayments at 10 percent of the borrowers’ monthly income," he urged Congress to pass a Democratic bill that "would allow [another] 25 million borrowers to refinance student loans at lower interest rates," reported the New York Times. As widely expected, however, the bill, by Senator Elizabeth Warren, failed to get enough votes to be considered because it would have increased "income tax rates on the rich who make most of their money off investments," as NPR noted. "After the vote, Warren asked a pointed question of her colleagues: ... 'Who does Washington work for?'"
San Francisco City College could get a two-year reprieve "to meet its accreditation standards" in what American Association of Community Colleges official called "a tremendous victory for the students of the college and the citizens of the Bay Area," according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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