calgaryliberal.com: Why I Run

When Redford’s Conservatives cut persons with developmental disabilities programs, I can only look on aghast as funding for my three handicapped siblings is cut. When Redford guts palliative care nurses I can only remember caring for my grandmother, an ex-nurse who spent more than 40 years in the profession, who died last year vowing never to live in ...

drive-by planet: Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman: Chilean student leaders receive award in the U.S.

Top: Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman – also bottom left and right. Like their counterparts in Chile and Quebec, students on US campuses have been seeking to organize to combat the growing burden of debt caused by student loans. Last week in New York and Boston they got a rare boost when two leading lights ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How the Gov’t Is Saddling Parents with College Loans They Can’t Afford

by Marian Wang | ProPublica More than a decade after Aurora Almendral first set foot on her dream college campus, she and her mother still shoulder the cost of that choice. Almendral had been accepted to New York University in 1998, but even after adding up scholarships, grants, and the max she could take out in ...

Canadian Progressive: Grieving Father Struggles to Pay Dead Son’s Student Loans

Article by Marian Wang |  ProPublica, June 14, 2012, 10:05 a.m. A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling. “They would say, ‘We don’t care what happened with your son, you have to pay us,’” recalled Reynoso, a gardener from Palmdale, Calif. Reynoso’s ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: How to support a new Public Interest lawyer

Thursday, March 15, 2012 No, that title is not an invitation to donate to West Coast Environmental Law.  Law students who want to work as public interest lawyers face massive student loans.  Perhaps we can support them better in making the choice to forego salary in favour of working for public interest organizations.  In the ...