6. Digging into Student Debt in New York
Forty-two percent of college graduates in New York State carry some amount student debt, with an average debt load of about $30,000. We sit down with Rockefeller Institute Director of Education Policy Studies Brian Backstrom to break down those numbers and learn what states are doing -- and can do -- to ease the burden of student debt.
Policy Outsider from the Rockefeller Institute of Government explores and explains how decisions of law and policy shape our everyday lives. Created in 1981, the Rockefeller Institute of Government is the public policy research arm of the State University of New York. It conducts cutting-edge, nonpartisan research and policy analysis.