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Jordan Matsudaira Appointed to Higher Ed Policy Role in Education Department

Matsudaira, a senior research scholar at CCRC, will serve as deputy undersecretary in the office responsible for higher education, adult education, and federal student aid.

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FEBRUARY 22, 2021

Is American Student Debt Too Big to Fail?

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton spoke to the German outlet Deutsche Welle about the significant percentage of borrowers who default on their student loans. She noted that default rates are higher among nongraduates and Black borrowers and also emphasized the importance of making college more affordable to stem the student debt crisis. 

FEBRUARY 22, 2021

Don’t Forget Equity When Reforming Postsecondary Math

This Just Equations blog post summarizes CCRC's November 2020 working paper on improving developmental and college-level mathematics. Researchers found that broad-based reforms have been insufficient in eliminating inequities in developmental placement and completion between underserved students and their more advantaged peers.

FEBRUARY 12, 2021

PolitiFact: Democrats Say 40% of People With College Debt Didn't Get Degrees

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton weighed-in on the truthfulness of Democrats' claim that almost 40% of people with college debt never finished a degree. There's not a ton of information on this, but Scott-Clayton told PolitiFact that an analysis of NCES data supports the statement.