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Given the complexities of our school finance system, can policymakers actually direct funds to the students who need them most?
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Rents have risen while the number of renters needing affordable housing has increased, making finding affordable housing even tougher for the poorest households.
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How Students, Institutions, and the Public Pay for Higher Education
Past-due medical debt affects millions of people’s ability to build credit, to get the health care they need, and even to afford basic needs.
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