State Needs $3 Billion Investment to Catch Up to Neighbor

Tennessee consistently receives low grades when it comes to investment in public education. Year after year, Tennessee ranks between 44th-46th in total investment in schools and our state also typically earns among the lowest grades in the nation when it comes to funding effort.

Tennessee Education Association President Beth Brown points out the significance of this disparity in a recent email to educators. In it, she notes:

“It’s not about how the funds are divided, it’s about how many state dollars are put into education,” said TEA President Beth Brown. …

Consumer Bureau Rule has Civil Rights Implications

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) examines small business lending and relevant data collection, consumer advocacy groups are pushing for equity and fairness in the industry.

The HOPE Policy Institute released a letter to the CFPB signed by 40 organizations from the Deep South and highlighting the need for…

Americans for Financial Reform Calls for Regulation, Supervision of Wall Street

Following the announcement that President Biden has nominated three new members to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, consumer advocacy group Americans for Financial Reform praised the nominees and called for more aggressive regulation of Wall Street by the Fed.

Biden announced the nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin…

66,000 Borrowers Will Receive Relief Under Agreement

In a settlement announced today, student loan servicer Navient has agreed to cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debt owed by 66,000 borrowers, NPR reports.

“Navient repeatedly and deliberately put profits ahead of its borrowers,” said Pennsylvania State Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a leading voice behind the legal fight.


Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN

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