This no longer is ‘business as usual,’ but a crisis. And the livelihoods of millions of Americans depend on our adjusting quickly.

Maria Flynn, “We Can't Let Student Debt Hold Pandemic-Displaced Workers Back,” The Hill

Published apr. 29, 2020

Educational investments tend to be countercyclical, and that will surely be the case during this recession, as a growing number of displaced workers look to upskill and reskill. But many workers lack the startup capital to invest in themselves. What’s worse, millions of Americans are heading into the crisis bearing the weight of student loan debt.

In an April 29 op-ed in The Hill, JFF President and CEO Maria Flynn explains how new financing tools have emerged in recent years can expand access to education and training and mitigate risk for students.