Séminaire commun du LARCA

Publié le 29 novembre 2021

29 novembre 2021 - 17 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min

Indentured Students

How Government-Guaranteed Loans Left Generations Drowning in College Debt

(Harvard University Press, 2021)

d’ Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola University Chicago)


Les discutantes seront Laura CARTER (LARCA) et Esther CYNA (U. Sorbonne Nouvelle)




The untold history of how America’s student-loan program turned the pursuit of higher education into a pathway to poverty.

It didn’t always take thirty years to pay off the cost of a bachelor’s degree. Elizabeth Tandy Shermer untangles the history that brought us here and discovers that the story of skyrocketing college debt is not merely one of good intentions gone wrong. In fact, the federal student loan program was never supposed to make college affordable.

Today 45 million Americans owe more than $1.5 trillion in college debt, with the burdens falling disproportionately on borrowers of color, particularly women. Reformers, meanwhile, have been frustrated by colleges and lenders too rich and powerful to contain. Indentured Students makes clear that these are not unforeseen consequences. The federal student loan system is working as designed.

(Harvard University Press)

Indentured Students — Elizabeth Tandy Shermer | Harvard University Press



Organisateurs: Jean-Christian Vinel :  et Sylvain-Karl Gosselet :

Lundi 29 novembre 2021

17h – 19h (CET)

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