Ellen Brown @ Truthout - "A sizeable chunk of US student loan debt is held by senior citizens, many of whom are not only unemployed but unemployable.... Two million US seniors age 60 and over have student loan debt, on which they owe a collective $36.5 billion. Almost a third of all student loan debt is held by people aged 40 and over and 4.2 percent is held by people over the age of 60. The total student debt is now over $1 trillion, more even than credit card debt." Read more.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) upheld former middle school teacher’s Diamonté Brown’s stunning victory to lead Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) today. Back in May, Brown upset the Progressive Caucus slate headed by incumbent Marietta English who was seeking her ninth term only to...read more.