This week marks the two-year anniversary of student loan debt topping $1 trillion nationally – and another year of missed opportunities to address this growing crisis.
Is there new hope for the 753,000 Wisconsinites with federal student loan debt and the tens of thousands more with debt from private loans for their schooling?
Higher Ed Not Debt is a a multi-year year campaign of dozens of organizations dedicated to tackling the crippling and ever-growing issue of student loan debt in America.
Student Loan DebtThe Institute is undertaking a first-of-its-kind issue campaign related to the national crisis of student loan debt. This multi-year campaign, “Trillion Dollar Debt,” will involve both state and national partners from both inside and outside of the 21-state ProgressNow Education Fund network
and will conduct cutting edge research, develop policy alternatives and involves a massive public education campaign to both the media and the public about the full economic impact of the crisis. In building this campaign, the Institute will rely heavily on the strengths of research, communications and online organizing skills of its staff.
Exposing the truth behind the nation's largest conservative and pro-corporate funding group, the Bradley Foundation. Wisconsin has been ground zero in efforts to restrict voting rights and the Institute has been at the forefront in providing the public, its allies and the media with comprehensive research and legal information about critical issues surrounding the right of the franchise. The stunning frequency with which Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson proves himself to be utterly out-of-touch, misinformed and even downright foolish in his public statements inspired One Wisconsin Now's new website, www.OurDumbSenator.com, dedicated to chronicling the Senator's inanity.