Rev. Jesse Jackson Pushes Financial Aid Reform In Chicago

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From The Chicago Maroon:

Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke to students and community members Monday, urging the audience to join him in a fight for more grants and lower interest rates on loans for college students. Jackson spoke in conversation with Vice President of Civic Engagement Ann-Marie Lipinksi in Max Palevsky Cinema, at an event hosted by the Office of Community Affairs and the University Community Service Center.

Jackson, a civil rights activist who ran for president in 1984 and 1988, advocated giving low-interest loans to students rather than banks as being the best stimulus for the economy.

“The longer you go to school, the worse off you are. We need to change this situation,” Jackson said. If banks can borrow at 0–1 percent, he said, students should be able to do the same.

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