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My daughter has some difficulties reading, but she’s doing well. We waited like five years on a list to get her into a Newton school to go through a program. In the beginning, it was difficult, because other children there, they are White, and Tiana was a different color. And she always asked me, in the beginning, mommy, why am I a color? I said, Tiana, a different color does not mean we’re different. We’re the same. But, the children got used to her. Sometimes, she had play dates.

Student Debt

While pursuing higher education is one of the best ways to increase one’s income and escape poverty, student debt can also hinder a family’s economic success.  With millions of unemployed workers returning to school during the 2008 economic recession, private loan companies and for-profit colleges have taken advantage of the opportunity, leaving students with unmanageable debt and no additional skills.  Those interested in furthering their education should look at federal student loans – the safest kind of borrowing – before considering other options.

Current Issue

Check out a video of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing called, “Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges,” June 7, 2011.


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