The Vulnerable Borrowers Project
Investigative Reporting (Larger Newsroom)
- Cory Turner
- Chris Arnold
- Clare Lombardo
About the Entry
NPR reporters brought to life several untold angles of student loan bureaucracy with investigations into troubled programs that resulted in the unfair debts of thousands of teachers, borrowers with disabilities and student borrowers who were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
- Episode 923: Good Teachers, Bad Deal
- Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities Aren’t Getting Help They Were Promised
- Lawmakers Call for Investigation After NPR Report on Troubled Student Loan Program
- Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings on Defrauded Student Borrowers
Comments from the Judges
“Great digging, great impact, well told and researched.”
“This package of stories is powerful, impactful and highlights the need for strong investigative reporting. Without NPR on the trail, these teachers (and others) would never have gotten the relief they deserved. The student loan space is crowded with investigative pieces/wrongdoing, but this series of reports brought to life several untold angles.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.