Behind the Bumper Sticker: Student Debt Crisis

Behind the Bumper Sticker: Student Debt Crisis

Event Contact

  • Molly Simon
  • Education Events Coordinator
  • msimon@thirdway.org
  • With headlines like “Student Loan Debt has Nearly Tripled,” “The Student Debt Crisis Threatens the American Way of Life,” and “Ballooning Student Loans Are Also Killing Homeownership” dominating national news, it’s clear we’ve reached a fever pitch when it comes to the “student debt crisis.” But what does this debt crisis actually look like if you dig beneath the headlines? Which students are most affected? And what can Congress actually do to fix it?


    To answer these questions and more, join  Third Way on Thursday, April 19th from 10:30am – 12:00pm for the third event in our "Behind the Bumper Sticker" series, this time featuring a robust discussion with some of higher ed’s preeminent student debt experts. 

    Sandy Baum, Nonresident Fellow at the Urban Institute, will moderate this conversation with:

    • Dr. Fenaba Addo, Assistant Professor of Consumer Science at The University of Wisconsin-Madison;
    • Jason Furman, Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School; and
    • Mark Huelsman, Senior Policy Analyst at Demos

    Learn what’s beneath the headlines to fully understand the current “student debt crisis.” Snacks and beverages will be provided.