Debt Striker Makes Progress in Lawsuit Against Dept of Ed

The fight for student debt cancellation started with a debt strike over two years ago and has continued on multiple fronts since. The fight has been quiet lately, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been moving forward. A Debt Collective member achieved a small victory last week. Her victory could…

Victory for ITT Students: Temporary Credits Gone!

When ITT Tech declared bankruptcy, former ITT students in the Debt Collective sprung into action. Working with Harvard's Project on Predatory Student Lending, they formed a group to represent former ITT students' interest in the bankruptcy proceedings. This effort had its first concrete victory earlier this week. In the face…

How To Yell at Your Congressperson

By Ami S. I'm a debt striker who attended Art Institute in Illinois. Last week I was an invited guest at a press conference held by Lisa Madigan, the Illinois State Attorney General, and Dick Durbin, the Senior Senator from Illinois. Senator Durbin had called a press conference in response…

Building Debtor Power: Join the DC Canvassing Team

As the Trump administration makes nice with for-profit colleges and threatens to roll back those small gains we have won so far, we are building an organization that will have real power against creditors and the government agencies that do their bidding. We're building power by canvassing in our local…

What Does The Lawsuit Against Navient Teach About Debt and Social Control?

Eight million student debtors are in default. That's nearly 20% of the 44 million total. Add if we count the student debtors who are delinquent, in deferral, or forbearance, it's more like 40% of all student debtors who are not paying. Recent economic studies have shown that much of the…