Jake Highton

Jake Highton
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Reno, USA
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January 01
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Professor
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Jake Highton is an emeritus journalism professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism in Reno, Nevada.

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Salon.com
MAY 18, 2012 8:41PM

Student debt

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College loan debt has soared to $1 trillion yet Republican obstructionists in Congress couldn’t care less.
The rate on student loans, 3.4 percent, will go back to 6.8 percent July 1 if the GOP has its way.
House Republicans say the nation cannot afford the $6 billion a year the lower rate would cost the treasury. Nonsense. The government spends trillions a year for endless and senseless wars. Its military budget is humongous.
More than seven million students have federally subsidized loans. As the New York Times editorialized recently: “Nothing is more important to this country’s future than ensuring a good education for coming generations.”
True. But a civilized nation would provide free college education.

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