[UPDATED] USA Today says that at some point this year, student loan debt will exceed $1 trillion, surpassing even credit card debt. Felix Salmon says the number is closer to $550 billion. Either way total student loan debt is rising as other debts have tailed off. Delinquency has increased, too, since the height of the financial crisis. It’s a huge mess. Some people have noticed that “student loan debt” comes up a… Read More
EARLIER TODAY, STUDENTS FROM AT LEAST 100 COLLEGE CAMPUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY WALKED OUT OF CLASS IN A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT for the Occupy Wall Street movement.