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Misc. new links from solid content sites…

…to be contacted eventually…http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42422-noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin-breaking-through-the-political-barriers-to-free-education Student debt is structured to be a burden for life. The indebted cannot declare bankruptcy, unlike Trump. Current student debt is estimated to be over $1.45 trillion, Advertisements

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For the Student Debt Chapters…

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/05/18/commencement-address-most-indebted-class-ever “There’s no economic benefit to this system whatsoever. Indebted students delay starting families and buying houses, experience compounding economic distress, and are less inclined to take entrepreneurial risks.” The Article is by: Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at

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Resources on the Corporatization of the American University…

The Rise of the All-Administrative University by Benjamin Ginsberg… https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/the-corporatization-of-higher-education http://www.salon.com/2015/10/10/the_corporatization_of_higher_education_with_a_system_that_caters_to_the_1_percent_students_and_faculty_get_screwed/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-a-domino/working-poor-professor_b_4994393.html http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/34531-organizing-to-resist-the-corporatization-of-higher-education

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The Student Loan Catastrophe…

From the Nation ofMay 21, 2012… http://www.occupystudentdebtcampaign.org/ http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/25/1_t_day_as_us_student http://studentloansblog.nextstudent.com/2011/12/13/occupy-student-debt-campaigns-student-loan-default-pledge-falters/ http://www.thenation.com/article/167690/end-student-debt

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For the Student Loan, College Costs, and Education in Crisis Chapter(s)…

An article by: Marian Wang is a reporter for ProPublica, covering education and college debt. She has been with ProPublica since 2010, first blogging about a variety of accountability issues. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28053-new-york-state-official-raises-alarm-on-charter-schools-and-gets-ignored More on this subject… http://www.propublica.org/article/colleges-flush-with-cash-saddle-poorest-students-with-debt

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Education chapter…

http://www.alternet.org/education/brave-new-films-college-and-university-sports-programs-are-increasing-student-debt

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For the Education and Econ. Chapters…

While reading Krugman today… the Canadian Liberal Party’s plan…https://www.liberal.ca/files/2015/10/A-new-plan-for-a-strong-middle-class.pdf The new 2016 “Mayday Plan” https://mayday.us/the-plan/ Chomsky on “precarity” and the subversive corporatization of the American University environment: http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/chomsky-how-americas-great-university-system-getting And the same is true in universities. In the past 30 or

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A great piece for the “Higher Education Disgrace” Chapter(s)…

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/10/26/higher-education-capitalism-its-most-despicable Winner-take-all capitalism has taken over higher education. The winners are in the administrative offices.

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Student Loan Chapter…

http://www.fastcompany.com/1789018/demographics-occupy-wall-street Longtime student and observer of the erosion of US Democracy and extreme narrowing of opportunity structure for far too many of us. I believe the energy and seeds planted by OWS must evolve into a broad organized and largely

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For the “Student Loan Debacle” and “Out of Control College Costs” Chapters…

Alex Seitz-Wald, “Coming soon: Hillary Clinton’s student debt plan,” MSNBC.com, April 28, 2015. “Clinton Campaign Manager Embraces Debt-Free College,” ProgressiveTVvideo, May 6, 2015. Sam Levine, “Democrats Introduce Resolution Calling For Debt-Free Public College,” HuffingtonPost.com, April 21, 2015. Bernie Sanders Press

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