New America in the News: 2014

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

Student Loan Debt Deal Comes With Tax Catch

March 26, 2014

“Renting money has a cost,” said Jason Delisle, an education policy expert at New America. “If you're renting it from the federal government, it still has a cost.” (Also on POLITICO: Full education policy coverage). A new element of the program this ...

Debt Is Piling Up Faster For Most Graduate Students—But Not Mbas | BusinessWeek

March 25, 2014

MBA grads' static debt loads make them unique among graduates of advanced degree programs, according to research published on March 25 by the New America Foundation's Education Policy Program. Median debt loads for graduate school borrowers ...

Snowden Effect: White House, Hill Offering Reforms | Politico

March 25, 2014

“It’s definitely a touchdown for privacy advocates,” said Kevin Bankston, policy director at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. “But we’re still in the first quarter of the game.”

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Grad Student Debt Rising | Inside Higher Ed

March 25, 2014

Much of that increase was fueled by students, across a broad range of disciplines, taking out more money to pay for their graduate education, according to the report, written by Jason Delisle, director of New America's Federal Education Budget Project.

President Obama Plans to Call for an End to NSA Bulk Phone Data Collection | Game Politics

March 25, 2014

Kevin Bankston of the New America Foundation, said Congress needs to truly end the NSA’s ability to gather information in bulk.

"Obama proposal to end bulk phone data program treats symptom rather than disease. Must fix law to prevent any/all bulk data collection," Bankston wrote on Twitter.

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Universities On The Prowl A Busy Day In Congress Jindal On 'Gainful' Sig ... | Politico

March 25, 2014

A SWELL OF GRADUATE DEBT: Graduate student debt is skyrocketing, and the findings of a report by New America Foundation's Jason Delisle suggest that some of the “largest changes in student borrowing are taking place in graduate education.

Get The Government Out Of Your Phone Records

March 25, 2014

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst. updated 5:01 PM EDT, Tue March 25, 2014. STORY HIGHLIGHTS. President Barack Obama is proposing to end NSA bulk collection of phone records; It would require a court order to obtain phone records of ...

Grad Students Driving The Growing Debt Burden | Wall Street Journal

March 25, 2014

The New America Foundation's report, along with other data, shows the biggest drivers of student debt in recent years have been costs linked to for-profit schools and graduate schools, said Jason Delisle, the study's author. "Graduate schools have ...

Grad-School Debt Is Said To Rise Rapidly And Deserve More Policy Attention | Chronicle of Higher Education

March 25, 2014

Jason Delisle, director of the foundation's Federal Education Budget Project, said the public and policy makers should stop lumping undergraduate- and graduate-student debt together because they raise different issues. "An undergraduate degree, we've ...

Will A For-Profit Degree Get You A Job? | National Journal

March 24, 2014

Where you see the high failure rate is the associates' and certificate programs," says Ben Miller, senior policy analyst in the education policy program at the New America Foundation, referring to for-profit education. The graduates who are hampered by ...

A False Choice: Earned Income Tax Credit Or Minimum Wage Increase

March 24, 2014

Joshua Freedman and Michael Lind of the New America Foundation make a powerful and persuasive case for this in their paper, Beyond the Low Wage Social Contract, released in September 2013. In the United States today, 3.6 million people or 4.7 percent ...

Net Neutrality and the Fight for Your TV | The Globe and Mail

March 24, 2014

“This [potential Apple-Comcast] workaround is worth considerable scrutiny, particularly in light of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, as it speaks to both Comcast’s willingness to skirt around the rules now, and the potential harm if it’s able to do so as a combined entity with considerable market share in a variety of related industries,” said Sarah Morris, senior policy counsel for the Open Technology Institute.

A False Choice: Earned Income Tax Credit Or Minimum Wage Increase | Huffington Post

March 24, 2014

Joshua Freedman and Michael Lind of the New America Foundation make a powerful and persuasive case for this in their paper, Beyond the Low Wage Social Contract, released in September 2013. In the United States today, 3.6 million people or 4.7 percent ...

Group Urges Focus on Teacher-Prep Outputs in Federal Policy | Education Week

March 24, 2014

When it rewrites the federal policies governing teacher preparation, Congress should require the states to include outcomes-based measures of program quality, concludes a recent policy brief from the New American Foundation.

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Washington State Could Prove Test Case on Waiver Consequences | Education Week

March 24, 2014

If the department decides to pull Washington's flexibility, it must make the experience "painful enough so that other states see losing a waiver as something that they don't want to go through," said Anne Hyslop, a policy analyst with the New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington, D.C. "It can't just be a perfectly consequence-free scenario, but it also needs to reflect some common sense."

The Missing Shale Miracle | Foreign Affairs

March 23, 2014

Daniel Yergin, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Prize, reported that in Davos this year competitiveness was “was calibrated along only one axis -- energy.” Cheaper energy in the United States, he wrote, “puts European industrial production at a ...

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As Turkey's Erdogan Has Discovered, You Can't Turn Off Twitter | The Guardian

March 22, 2014

... way the NSA and GCHQ have turned it into an Orwellian dream machine, and in the way the Chinese have invented a new form of tech-savvy governance – what the internet freedom campaigner Rebecca Mackinnon named "networked authoritarianism".

3 Simple Tips For Improving Your Memory | Business Insider

March 22, 2014

It could simply be that you're not using it right, says Annie Murphy Paul, blogger and author of “The Cult of Personality Testing,” in a recent LinkedIn post. Here are three strategies from cognitive science and psychology that may help you to remember ...

Twittersphere Rallies To Help Turks By-Pass Block | AFP

March 22, 2014

Emily Parker, a New America Foundation fellow who has a new book on digital activism in authoritarian governments, noted that many people are able to use Twitter despite bans in countries such as China. "Turkey may have an even harder time keeping ...

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