campus grotto http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/23014/all en Student Loan Hype: Networks Focus on Debts 245 Percent Higher than Average http://www.mrc.org/articles/student-loan-hype-networks-focus-debts-245-percent-higher-average <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When ABC, CBS and NBC broadcasts mention what graduates owe, they go to extremes. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Recent college grads are in a tough spot, with student loans that need repayment and an economy that is leaving many of them underemployed or worse. But the network news media have exaggerated individual burdens of student debt by using examples of enormous rather than average debts. They’ve also often ignored systemic problems that have led to the “crisis” of student loan defaults, at the same time that the left has called for bailouts.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/student-loan-hype-networks-focus-debts-245-percent-higher-average" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Education Government Media abc Bailout Barack Obama campus grotto cbs College college loans debt debt burden debt forgiveness default education generation debt government takeover income based repayment Loans NBC Occupy Wall Street Student Loans Time Magazine tuition Wed, 22 May 2013 14:40:10 +0000 julia.seymour 43641 at http://www.mrc.org