Student Loan Crisis May Be Worse Than the Mortgage Crisis

Student Loan Crisis May Be Worse Than the Mortgage Crisis

The average Minnesotan student leaves school $31,497 in debt. Nationally, some students are strapped down by as much as $100,000 in student loan debt. The $1.2 trillion in outstanding education debt is more than that of the rest of the world‘s student load debt combined. Expert Mark Kantrowitz has suggested not borrowing more for an education […]

MN Congressional District 2 CD2 Democrats, Photos of Happenings

MN Congressional District 2 CD2 Democrats, Photos of Happenings

Candidate for 20A, Thomas Lofgren Candidate for 20B, David Bly Candidate for 51A, Sandra Masin Candidate for 51B, Laurie Halverson Candidate for 52A, Rick Hansen Candidate for 52B, Joe Atkins Candidate for 54A, Dan Schoen Candidate for 54B, Don Slaten Candidate for 55A, Jay Whiting Candidate for 55B, Kevin Burkart Candidate for 56A, Dan Kimmel […]

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For-profit schools are a scam.  John Kline takes money and blocks legislation #flipadistrict

For-profit schools are a scam. John Kline takes money and blocks legislation #flipadistrict

Instead of protecting students, Minnesota’s Congressional District 2 Representative John Kline blocked legislation that would close a loophole regarding veterans and predatory for-profit schools: U.S. Rep. John Kline of Minnesota, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, quashed the bill by ruling it nongermane to the topic of financial aid […]

#flipadistrict out Kline, vote, look at this Republican record

#flipadistrict out Kline, vote, look at this Republican record

Click  for a larger view. For those of you using a reader (etc), the above graphic says: Senate GOP Blocks Bill on Contraception Coverage, AP, July 16, 2014 Senate Republicans Block Consideration of Student Loan Bill, CBS News,  June 11, 2014 Senate GOP Blocks Dems’ Minimum Wage Boost, AP, April 30, 2014 Senate Republicans Block […]

A Victory for Women, Do Not Fire Because of Pregnancy

A Victory for Women, Do Not Fire Because of Pregnancy

From the StarTribune and MPR, an article by Tom Raum, A.P.: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently made it clear that workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination — and illegal. Updating its pregnancy discrimination guidelines for the first time in more than 30 years, the agency […]

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