Earned Media Archive

  • Students Deserve Tuition Break

    The average debt per student in Wisconsin is nearly $25,000… That’s the 15th highest rate in the nation, and 67 percent of graduating students in the state will have some form of debt.

    Fourth Estate, 02/26/2014
  • ‘Higher Ed, Lower Debt’ Student Loan Bill Set for Hearing

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Institute, noted that some steps have been taken to undo the damage of law changes adopted in the mid and late 1990s

    Capital Times, 02/03/2014
  • LETTER: Alleviate Student Loans, Show Support for Higher Ed, Lower Debt

    Research from One Wisconsin shows individuals who owe on student loans are less likely to purchase new cars and are more likely to rent instead of buy.

    Badger Herald, 02/03/2014
  • EDITORIAL: Refinancing Student Loans Should Really Be a No-brainer

    In this case, there is no reason Wisconsinites should not be able to refinance loans. We would much rather see those same residents buying a new car or dining Downtown.

    Racine Journal Times, 01/30/2014
  • 10 Fun Facts About the Student Debt Crisis

    According to a report by the One Wisconsin Institute, the impact of student debt translates into over $6 billion in lost automotive sales each year. General Motors is also taking note.

    Huffington Post, 01/22/2014
  • Pay Off a Student Loan or Buy a Home?

    The nonprofit One Wisconsin Institute, a liberal nonprofit research group, found that the average payoff time for a student loan was 21 years. That’s a long time to wait to buy a home.

    Lender Hookup, 10/01/2013
  • Fewer Young Americans Have Full-Time Jobs Now Than Last Year

    A recent survey from One Wisconsin Institute, a communication network for Wisconsin progressives, found that it will take the average student loan borrower more than 21 years to completely pay off their debt.

    Alfred Woody, 07/29/2013
  • Crushing Student Loan Debt in the United States

    Over the course of the show, Bayrd and Ross discussed not only the crushing student loan debt, but also how it is affecting the economy.

    WORT-FM, 07/23/2013
  • One Wisconsin on UPFRONT to Discuss the Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now and UWM student Santera Michels discuss the burden of U.S. student loan debt, which totals $1 trillion.

    WISN-TV, 07/20/2013
  • Student Loan Debt Keeps Buyers Out of the Market

    The homeownership rate for those individuals who are still paying off student loans is 36 percent lower than among their peers who have no student debt, according to research from the One Wisconsin Institute

    LA Times, 07/14/2013
  • Shadow of Student Loans Could Hurt Housing Market As Graduates Swim in Debt

    Americans paying off student loans are, depending on income, 25 to 36 percent less likely to own a home than those who are free of student debt, a One Wisconsin survey of 61,000 people found last month.

    Tampa Bay Times, 07/05/2013
  • We Must Hate Our Children

    It’s no wonder that people who’ve paid off their student loan debt are 36 percent more likely to own homes than those who haven’t, according to new research by the One Wisconsin Now Institute and Progress Now.

    Salon, 07/01/2013
  • One Wis. Insititute Presents Research Findings on Student Loan Debt

    One Wisconsin Insititute presented research findings on the student loan debt crisis on Capitol City Sunday.

    WKOW-TV, 06/26/2013
  • Pocan Pushes for Action to Prevent Student Loan Rates From Doubling

    According to a study from One Wisconsin, it will take Wisconsinites on average almost 19 years to pay off their student loan debt from a four-year university, taking away money that could be spent in our local economies.

    U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, 06/14/2013
  • New Bill: If You Swear You’re Poor, Then You Can Vote Without an ID

    One Wisconsin Institute (affiliated with the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now) filed a brief arguing that Wisconsin’s ID law would be significantly more burdensome than the ID law in Indiana that was upheld...

    Capital Times, 06/09/2013
  • Our View: Keep Student Loan Rates Affordable

    It is not just students who are affected. Professionals who go through technical, four-year, or even graduate school have student loan debt. So do single moms.

    La Crosse Tribune, 05/28/2013
  • High Costs of Student Debt

    “The average debt per student in Wisconsin is nearly $25,000,” said Ross. That’s the 15th highest rate in the nation, and 67 percent of graduating students in the state will have some form of debt.

    Wisconsin Radio Network, 04/29/2013
  • Students Gain Ally on Debt With Liberal Advocacy Group

    Many Wisconsinites are putting off buying new cars or buying homes, according to survey of 2,658 Wisconsin residents by the liberal One Wisconsin Institute.

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 04/13/2013
  • Group Urges for Change As Student Loan Debt Rises

    One Wisconsin Institute presented a study Friday at Chippewa Valley Technical College saying the average student loan debt lasts for nearly 19 years.

    WEAU-TV, 04/12/2013
  • Kristen Dexter: Education Costs Hit Home With Students, Parents

    My children and my neighbor’s children are carrying a burden that’s real, immediate, and threatens to hobble the economy for decades to come.

    Capital Times, 04/11/2013
  • Student Loan Debt Sucker Punch

    My name is Scot Ross and I'm a student loan debtor. I know the regret of economic opportunity lost to a loan payment.

    The Progressive, 04/01/2013
  • New Report: Total Student Loan Debt Has Nearly Tripled Since 2004

    Recent research conducted by the One Wisconsin Institute found student loan debt also has a dramatic, negative effect on the state economy. Individuals with bachelor degrees with student loan debt were making...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/01/2013
  • Massive Student Debt Bad for Young People — and Rest of Us Too

    The Institute is out to shame us into doing something to fix the nation's student debt problem. And that it's a problem is unmistakable.

    Capital Times, 12/10/2012
  • Plain Talk: Massive Student Debt Bad for Young People – and Rest of Us Too

    One Wisconsin Institute is out to shame us into doing something to fix the nation’s student debt problem. And that it’s a problem is unmistakable. We’re drowning young college graduates in years...

    Capital Times, 12/09/2012
  • Student Loan Debt Threatens Economy

    Research by One Wisconsin Institute reveals that Wisconsin household's share of the student loan debt burden has a dramatic impact on their spending decisions.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/27/2012
  • Student Loan Debt Reaches $1 Trillion

    Student loan debt has become an economic crisis across the nation. Researchers with One Wisconsin Institute and student leaders presented findings on the debt crisis.

    KBJR-TV, 10/13/2012
  • Swing-State Billboards Warning Against Voter Fraud Stir Backlash

    “I think that these billboards are designed to suppress the vote. That is their intention,” says Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Institute.

    NPR, 10/07/2012
  • Grant to Fund UW Foreign Language Courses for Military Officers-in-training

    A new study [by One Wisconsin Institute] quantifies the economic gut punch that many young adults in Wisconsin feel from student loan debt.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 09/30/2012
  • Student Loans Hurt Economy

    One Wisconsin Institute conducted a survey of 2,700 state residents that showed over one-third of individuals with bachelors or advanced degrees have outstanding student loan payments.

    Badger Herald, 09/30/2012
  • Student Loan Debt Deepens

    One in five American households now owes money on student loans – more than double the percentage of households and nearly triple the average amount of college debt of two decades ago.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/27/2012
  • Walker Says Wisconsin’s Broke, But the Facts Say Otherwise

    One Wisconsin Institute, a non-partisan organization, released a report last week that says that “despite claims from Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin is not ‘broke.’”

    PR Watch, 04/18/2011