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Kyle McCarthy is co-founder of StudentDebtCrisis.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fundamental reforms to the way in which higher education is paid for in America. For his work on this issue, Kyle was listed as one of "10 advocates fighting for student loan reform." In addition to his work in higher education, Kyle assists organizations with social media campaigns and marketing for good. Kyle received his B.S. in business and marketing from Mount Saint Mary’s University and his M.A. from the University of San Francisco.

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Flip a District: Fire Kline

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 12:48 PM

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In 2012, my colleague, Robert Applebaum wrote a petition in support of HR 4170: the Student Loan Forgiveness Act, which was signed by more than one million people. The legislation was designed to lend a helping hand to...

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Globe University Owner: "Sell! Sell! Sell!"

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 4:22 AM

In July of 2012, after a two-year investigation, the Senate HELP Committee released a scathing report on the for-profit college industry. The investigation found that many of these schools charge a much higher tuition, have lower graduation rates, saddle more students in debt and often have higher student loan default...

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Hundreds of Inequality for All Watch Parties Organized Nationwide, Including San Francisco

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 2:11 PM

The topic of income inequality is certainly heating up across the country. One reason for this is the movement surrounding former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich's documentary, Inequality for All.

Earlier this year, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty, the team behind the film partnered with concerned citizens, advocacy groups, churches and others to organize the 50-State-Capital Screening Tour. This was followed by a nationwide webcast at colleges across the country last week and over 700 watch parties scheduled to show the film this week.

As Reich notes in his documentary, "of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of income." Income inequality in big cities exceeds the national average, and in San Francisco, this is more evident than almost any other major U.S. city. A recent Brookings Institute report lists San Francisco as having the second greatest income inequality among U.S. cities, where the city's wealthy households have much higher incomes than in any other major city.

This Thursday, Democracy for America has organized Inequality for All to be shown at over 700 watch parties in 49 states followed by a strategy call with Secretary Reich and Senator Elizabeth Warren aimed at changing the dialogue on income inequality. Several watch parties are being held in the Bay Area, including one at the Mutiny Radio studio in San Francisco's Mission District.

"We make the rules of the economy -- and we have the power to change those rules." -Robert...

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Too Close for Comfort: One Family-Managed Group of For-Profit Colleges' Curious Relationship With Preferred Lender

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 1:01 PM

For the past few years, Globe Education Network schools have faced intense scrutiny for, among other things, their high price tag, poor graduation rates, leaving students deep in debt, and even consumer fraud. Today, the Globe Education Network (GEN) consists of nearly 30 schools, which are owned or partially owned...

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10 Fun Facts About the Student Debt Crisis

(7) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 3:30 PM

1.) Bigger than Most Countries
Currently, more than 40 million Americans hold student debt. The population with student loans is actually greater than the entire population of Canada, Poland, North Korea, Australia and more than 200 other countries. It's also about four times greater than the population...

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Educational Opportunity? Globe University's Murky Student Loan Partnership With Debt Collection Agency

(10) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 4:25 PM

Recently, Jeff Myhre, CEO of the Globe Education Network, issued a statement in response to my article, Globe University: Profiteering off the Backs of Students and Taxpayers. In Jeff Myhre's response, he specifically takes issue with my pointing out that Globe Education Network schools and the...

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Concerned Citizens Want Congress to Flush the TPP

(1) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 7:44 AM

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is currently being negotiated by the United States and eleven other countries. Masked as a trade deal, the agreement has been negotiated under the supervision of hundreds of unelected corporate "trade advisers," while the text has...

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Globe University: Profiteering Off the Backs of Students and Taxpayers

(5) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 12:50 PM

Just over a year ago, Senator Tom Harkin released a report detailing the predatory nature of many for-profit colleges. According to the report, these schools are often incredibly expensive, leave students with huge debts, have poor graduation rates, employ aggressive and unethical recruiting tactics, and receive billions of...

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America's Student Debt Crisis

(11) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 5:10 PM

There are countless stories of Americans of all ages, and from all walks of life, drowning in student loan debt. As a result of such debts, millions of our fellow citizens are not buying homes, not starting businesses, they're putting off starting families, and, for them, the American Dream seems...

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