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…

Debt Collective Hosts Canvassing Training to Evict Creditors from Our Lives and Organize for a Positive Future

Everyone knows that members of the Debt Collective launched the first student debt strike in history and forced a change to federal law, resulting in hundreds of millions in debt relief (so far - we're still fighting!). Fewer people know that we are also working together to spread the word…

EDMC Uses the Non-Profit Conversion Strategy Corinthian Created

Word is that The Education Management Corp. (EDMC), which owns for-profit chains Art Institutes, Brown Mackie, Argosy, and South University is going to be sold to the non-profit faith-based Dream Center Foundation. That means all of those for-profit colleges will suddenly become non-profit colleges (except Brown Mackie colleges, which EDMC…

Statement on Betsy DeVos

Yesterday Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education. Only 50 senators voted YES, so Vice President Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote. DeVos’s only experience of public education is fighting against it. *She went to private schools. *She sent her children to private schools. *She has spent…