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Confronting the 21st Century’s Third Rail of Economic Politics


One trillion dollars in student loan debt is a bad thing for Wisconsin and the country. It is only made worse by that burden falling more heavily on women because of a gender pay gap.
One Wisconsin Now
04/08/2013
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
In 2011, the student debt hit $1 trillion with $3,000 of new student debt accrued every second, according to Businessweek Magazine. Simultaneously, the cost of education has exploded, promising student loan debt...
Capital Times
03/24/2013

Democrats, Republicans and independents certainly have different views on many of the challenges facing our state and nation. There is one thing we all can agree on, however - we love the University.
Adelaide Davis
03/18/2013
Rep. Ryan's budget proposes giving more to the wealthiest while making devastating cuts to programs on which the middle class and the most vulnerable in our society depend.
One Wisconsin Now
03/11/2013
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

A new report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York paints a grim picture of the growing trillion dollar student loan debt crisis.
One Wisconsin Institute
02/28/2013
Gov. Walker larders special interests with sweetheart deals and doles out millions in tax breaks for the wealthiest Wisconsinites.
One Wisconsin Now
02/26/2013
One Wisconsin Now today invited the Wisconsin chapter of the national Campaign to Fix the Debt to join in efforts to tackle the trillion dollar student loan debt crisis.
One Wisconsin Now
01/10/2013

The “Higher Ed, Lower Debt” bills, 2013 SB 376 & 2013 AB 498, were introduced 10/29/13 in the Senate & 11/8/13 in the Assembly. The bills called for the creation of a...
Legislative Journal
01/01/2013
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
One Wisconsin Institute has found that those graduating with student loan debt face an average monthly payments of $388 for the next 18 to 22 years.
One Wisconsin Institute
12/09/2012

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
Citing swelling numbers of Wisconsin college students who are eligible for state aid, but denied because of limited state funding, the University of Wisconsin System, the state association for independent colleges, the...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12/03/2012
From skyrocketing student loan debt, to the gender wage-gap, the incentive for the under 30-years-old, or so-called Millennials to vote is there.
Taylor Larson
10/31/2012

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 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
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

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
Our research confirms the detrimental economic impact of student loan debt, finding it negatively affects new car purchasing and home ownership.
One Wisconsin Institute
09/27/2012
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

Scot Ross, Executive Director of the Institute for One Wisconsin, a Madison-based group with a liberal orientation, said they received 2650 responses to a survey on student debt in the state. Findings include...
Wisconsin Radio Network
09/27/2012
A recent report from the Pew Research Center shows a 15 percent increase in student debt since 2007, leaving one in five families in the U.S. with student debt. A statement from left-leaning...
Badger Herald
09/26/2012
As student loan debt tops one trillion dollars nationally federal officials are pointing to the debt crisis as a drag on economic recovery efforts.
One Wisconsin Institute
09/26/2012

Rep. Paul Ryan’s carefully crafted wonkish persona belies an abysmal record of failure and regressive social and economic agenda. The Real Ryan Record is failure, fraud and fealty to party bosses.
One Wisconsin Now
08/28/2012
With a record like Gov. Walker’s, it’s no wonder why he was the opening act for the candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware tonight.
One Wisconsin Now
08/27/2012
At a rally today outside Rep. Paul Ryan’s Janesville office, One Wisconsin Now denounced the regressive Romney-Ryan budget scheme
One Wisconsin Now
08/15/2012

The Romney-Ryan vision for American is the next generations being virtual indentured servants to student loan debt.
One Wisconsin Now
08/10/2012
Scott Walker resurrected the late-Milton Friedman’s trickle down economic policies in Wisconsin, and it’s buried job creation for middle class families.
One Wisconsin Now
07/30/2012
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, author of the “Ryan budget”, will be in Platteville and Monroe on Friday to headline fundraising events for State Representatives Travis Tranel and Howard Marklein.
One Wisconsin Now
07/25/2012

Today, student loan debt in the U.S. is estimated to hit the $1 TRILLION mark – far surpassing auto-loan and credit card debt.  It’s a huge drag on our economy that not...
Taylor Larson
04/24/2012
Share your student loan debt story.
One Wisconsin Institute
04/03/2012
One Wisconsin Now is also creating a website that will highlight national efforts at helping students with excessive debt. At the height of the Occupy protests last fall, young people held signs announcing...
Isthmus
02/22/2012

Students en masse are going deep into unmanageable debt to obtain a degree, something that was inconceivable just a generation ago.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12/06/2011
The lobbyists of the student loan industry have created a world in which freshman take on a lifetime of financial burden before they even start their life journey.
Brandon Weathersby
11/29/2011
With University of Wisconsin Badgers’ football returning to Camp Randall Saturday after a several week road trip, One Wisconsin Now supporters will also be returning to the skies above with a message...
Scot Ross
11/03/2011

Perhaps hearing how serious the GOP isn’t about creating jobs during the so-called special jobs session, Dana Holding Corp., an auto parts manufacturer, is closing its doors and moving to Kentucky. The...
Cody Oliphant
11/02/2011
One Wisconsin Now supporters will also be returning to the skies above with a message about the failure of Gov. Scott Walker and its impact on students.
One Wisconsin Now
11/02/2011
With each passing day the student loan debt total creeps closer and closer to exceeding the $1 trillion dollar mark.
Brandon Weathersby
10/18/2011

Over the weekend, our “$1,000,000,000,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT – BIG BANKS STOLE OUR FUTURE” banner at the Occupy Milwaukee event was featured in a photo in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Not...
Cody Oliphant
10/17/2011
Student loans of $100,000 are not uncommon, and guess what? Banks won’t let you off the hook without taking a giant bite for themselves.
Sly's Office
10/17/2011
Occupy Milwaukee protesters march Saturday along N. Water St. past JPMorgan Chase Bank to the M&I Bank building. The student-loan debt held by banks was just one of many issues the marchers displayed on signs.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
10/15/2011

The outrage has spread across the nation over politicians like Gov. Scott Walker, who enrich corporate special interests with our tax dollars while gutting public education.
One Wisconsin Now
10/14/2011
Fans on hand to cheer the University of Wisconsin Badgers’ football game Saturday will see a message about Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on higher education.
One Wisconsin Now
10/13/2011
Gov. Scott Walker has stolen our rights as workers, stolen our voting rights, and his policies will add to the $1 trillion in student loan debt.
One Wisconsin Now
10/03/2011

You may have heard about the amazing outpouring of frustration and outrage realized this weekend over the ceaseless power of corporate special interests which own the Republicans and can occasionally rent a...
Scot Ross
07/23/2011
Scott Walker references saving money to pay for his kids’€™ college education. Given the raise he gave himself, I guess his savings is going pretty well.
Anna Landmark
04/03/2010
To Generation X, Y and the Millennials, it’s not up to the Boomers to throw up their hands and walk away — it’s up to us to join in, respect the fights of the past, but firmly accept our seats (note: plural) at the table of leadership.
Scot Ross
09/09/2009