Managing the Burden of Student Debt.

Managing the Burden of Student Debt.

President Obama is calling on Congress to stop federal student loan rates from doubling this summer. Republicans argue extending the current 3.4 percent rate would cost taxpayers too much. We discuss the implications for families and the economy.

President Obama is calling on Congress to stop federal student loan rates from doubling this summer. Republicans argue extending the current 3.4 percent rate would cost taxpayers too much. We discuss the implications for families and the economy.

Guests

Mark Zuckerman

deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

Derek Thompson

senior editor at the Atlantic

Jason Delisle

director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, former senior analyst on the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, where he played a key role in developing education legislation.

Vince Sampson

president of the Education Finance Council, former principal deputy assistant secretary in the U.S Department of Education in the Office of Postsecondary Education.

Sujatha Jahagirdar

political director, the Student PIRGs and former program director for the Student PIRGs new voters project during the 2008 election.

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