Rolling Jubilee and Student Debt

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A group of Corinthian College students met with government officials to protest paying their student debt. Corinthian College was forced to sell it’s campuses after an investigation by the feds turned up predatory lending practices. The students say they shouldn’t have to pay for loans they took out because Corinthian didn’t hold up their end of the bargain to, you know, actually educate them. And the student protests have attracted the attention of Washington, mainly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We talk to Astra Taylor from Rolling Jubilee, a group that buys and forgives debt. The group has been organizing the Corinthian students.

Credits

Guest:
Astra Taylor - Rolling Jubilee - @astradisastra

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal