One of President Obama’s top legislative priorities, an ambitious overhaul of student lending programs that aims to save money by shifting to direct government loans, is in danger of being delayed or perhaps scuttled altogether, reports the New York Times. Democrats in the Senate, where the private student lending industry has strong allies, predicted March 10 that the education bill would not be part of an expedited budget measure containing the final revisions to the health-care legislation. Some Democrats said that such a move would stall the student loan changes at a minimum for several months, and perhaps kill the...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.