With the coronavirus-related economic downturn expected to have the worst impact on youth, and Black youth in particular, economist Olugbenga Ajilore points to the role of student debt in constraining job opportunities and other long-term financial decisions. [CNN Business]
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From financial struggles to mental health challenges, COVID-19 has America’s youth and families in a state of crisis. And it should be no surprise that the brunt of these effects are once again being felt by our most vulnerable community members, amplifying pre-existing inequalities. This week, we explore how the lockdown is hitting home.
It's not just about money. Black youth will bear permanent scars from this recession
Poll: 1 in 5 Hispanic families have lost employment in pandemic
Why Congress should take action now for schools to open in the fall
With students facing learning loss, lack of access to food, and mental health challenges, public policy researcher Nora Gordon argues in this opinion piece with Sarah Reber that Congress must quickly provide schools, especially those serving more poor students, with the additional aid they need to reopen in the fall. [The Hill]