Indentured Students


Indentured Students

For decades, government-backed student loans, like home mortgages, helped define the American dream, enabling ambitious teens to pay for college in exchange for a career of higher earnings. Now, the $1 trillion in outstanding student loans has become a nightmare, imprisoning students in a lifetime of debt. Bloomberg reporters John Hechinger and Janet Lorin, in a year-long series of articles, exposed abuses in higher-education finance. Their reporting contributed to new federal rules on debt collection, the introduction of several Congressional bills, and reforms by the colleges themselves. It shed light on a long-unaccountable sector in the American economy: higher education.

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