In the United States right now, student loan debt is second only to home mortgage debt. How did we get here? With another school year starting off, we thought we’d take a close look at just how much university education costs in America—and what that price tag is doing to student borrowers, the economy, and the country at large.
On today’s episode, substitute host Molly Stentz talks to Remington Gregg, consumer rights lawyer at Public Citizen, and Analiese Eicher, program director at One Wisconsin Now, to shed some light on the situation both at the national level and in the state of Wisconsin. Over the course of the hour, they discuss tuition hikes, the impacts of debt on society, and the role of electoral politics in addressing this problem.