Student Debt Policy and Advocacy

Instructor Name: 
Mary King / Barbara Dudley
Course Description: 

Student Debt:  Economics, Policy and Advocacy  This course provides an overview of the economic and social context and impacts of student debt in the U.S., examining parallels with developing nation debt, mortgage debt and credit card debt, investigating policy options and studying grass-roots advocacy strategies for policy change in partnership with Jubilee Oregon and the Working Families Organization.  Working collaboratively with faculty, community members and each other, students will pursue projects that may include research, education, peer organizing and/or legislative advocacy, depending on student interest.