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Anya Kamenetz

Staff Writer, Fast Company Magazine and author of “Generation Debt”

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Even as investment in education technology grows, teachers say free tools are just as effective as paid ones.

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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Lumina Foundation says nearly 40 percent of adults held college degrees in 2012 — the biggest one-year jump since 2008. And it says that 60 percent college attainment is "within reach" by 2025.

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OWS and Student Loans

Monday, January 02, 2012

OWS wants people to default on their student loan debts. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, and Generation Debt, discusses the idea and other news around higher education financing. 

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OWS and Student Loans

Thursday, December 01, 2011

OWS wants people to default on their student loan debts. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company Magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt, discusses the idea and other news around higher education financing. Later in the segment, Robert Applebaum, founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com, talks about his efforts to forgive student loans - and why he thinks mass default is a bad idea.

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Is Higher Education A Bubble?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What’s been the return of investment on your college experience? Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, No Benefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Backdiscusses the way in which the value of college is being reassessed.

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Transformation of Higher Education

Friday, April 02, 2010

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Technology and Teaching in Today's Classrooms

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Obama administration is pushing to incorporate innovative technology initiatives in its reforms of No Child Left Behind. The President has set aside millions for a technology investment fund, but should that investment go to buying computers, getting mobile devices or to teacher training? For our week long series on the future of education in America, we look at how technology factors into education.

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Anya Kamenetz on Questions to Ask When Considering College

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We asked author Anya Kamenetz to jot down some suggestions for people considering whether their education plans should include traditional college. She gave us some places to craft one's own learning, some education experiments, some thoughts on paying for schooling, and more ... but began with four big questions:

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Is College Right For Everyone? Or Even Worth the Cost?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

College tuition for a four year public school rose, on average, seven percent last year.  That rise came in a year where many American families are already feeling squeezed for money.

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No 'Card Check' in the New Labor Union Bill

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Labor leaders had pinned their hopes on a new bill in Congress called the Employee Free Choice Act. They hoped something called a "card check" would be part of that bill, which would have made it much easier for employees to unionize. But it looks as though Congress will pass the bill without the card check provision. To talk about what labor unions will do without the card check is Anya Kamenetz, writer for Fast Company Magazine. We've also got Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, one of the largest unions in the U.S.

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Watch Out! The Second Wave of the Foreclosure Crisis

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The foreclosure crisis is not just about subprime mortgages anymore. Because of job losses and rising health care costs, homeowners who were once able to keep up with their payments are beginning to fall behind. Shannon Riggs, a homeowner from Norfolk, Virginia, who almost lost her home after her husband lost his job, tells The Takeaway her story. And Anya Kamenetz, Staff Writer for Fast Company magazine and author of “Generation Debt,” will look at what options homeowners have, and how the Obama administration can better address the problem.

"Let's not forget, foreclosures don't just affect the homeowner, they affect your neighbors they affect property values for entire cities."
— Anya Kamenetz of Fast Company magazine on foreclosures

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A focus on regulating the credit card industry

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"More regulation" is the magic phrase some claim is needed to prevent another economic meltdown. It looks like the credit card industry may be the leading front of that new regulation. Today, lawmakers in the U.S. House are working on a bill that would curb some practices that consumer advocates consider the most egregious, like arbitrarily raising interest rates. On Thursday, President Obama is meeting with the heads of the credit card divisions of 14 major banks, and it's widely thought that the he will express his support for the legislation. Anya Kamenetz, a staff writer at Fast Company magazine and the author of Generation Debt joins The Takeaway with a look at what new regulation we can expect for credit card companies, and what that will mean for borrowers.
"This is really about getting you in over your head, making sure that you are paying off more and more every month. And the easy availability of credit from the time that people are starting their freshman year of college, I think it does start a pattern quite a lot."
—Anya Kamenetz of Fast Company Magazine on the cycle of credit and debt

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Generation Debt: Making A Plan

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week: Anya answers some lingering ...

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Generation Debt: Credit Score

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week's focus: Rescuing your credit ...

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Generation Debt: Student Loans

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week's focus: Student loan woes ...

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Market Mania

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Peter Schiff predicted the economic meltdown – and he has lots to say about the plans to fix it. Then, a look at the Iraqi elections and the future of democracy throughout the Middle East. Plus, personal finance expert Anya Kamenetz takes a look at student loan woes. ...

FUF: Special Interests, Student Loans, and DTV

Friday, January 09, 2009

What's so wrong with special interests? Mary Boyle, Vice President of Communications for Common Cause, discusses the role she foresees them playing in the next administration. Then, Anya Kamenetz, staff writer for Fast Company, author of Generation Debt and

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Community College Credit Crunch

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The New York Times reports that banks are starting to limit student loans, particularly to community colleges. Anya Kamenetz, Yahoo Finance columnist and the author of Generation Debt: Why Now Is A Terrible Time to Be Young discusses the credit crunch and what it means for students.

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Students' Aid

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stephen Burd, senior research fellow in the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation and Anya Kamenetz who writes for the Village Voice and is the author of Generation Debt: Why Now Is A Terrible Time to Be Young (newly out in paperback) discuss the student ...

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