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Student Debt : A Reference Handbook (Hardcover) (III William Elliott & Melinda K. Lewis)

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This accessible reference for high school and up examines federal college financial aid polices and how they help and hurt average Americans. While offering statistics and debates on all sides of the issue, the authors claim that their book is a cautionary tale; they outline the ways in which reliance on student loans as the primary instrument for financing college has undermined education’s equalizing force and widened the gap between rich and poor. The authors briefly share their own stories of student debt, then give background on student aid and student debt from 1958 to the present. Later sections present problems, controversies, and solutions and provide perspectives on issues such as student loans and bankruptcy and questions regarding the value of higher education. Part 4 gathers profiles of many researchers, journalists, research and policy organizations, organizations providing resources and relief for borrowers, student groups and movements, and media organizations. Part 5 supplies about ten pages of data charts with explanations, plus excerpts from nine documents from 2003 to 2016. Later sections provide an annotated bibliography of books, articles, journal papers, documentary films, and agency web sites, plus a chronology from 1944 to 2014. The book also contains an 8-page glossary with detailed entries, plus chapter-opening b&w photos. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 303
Genre: Education
Series Title: Contemporary World Issues
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: III William Elliott & Melinda K. Lewis
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2017
TCIN: 52152923
UPC: 9781440844874
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-4350
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