Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz is a contributing writer for Fast Company. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Salon, Slate, The Nation, and the Village Voice. She is the author of several books on the future of education including DIY U (Chelsea Green, 2010) and Generation Debt (Riverhead Books, 2006).

The New America Foundation takes a crack. Read more

Education in America

In 40 percent of cases where a student loan debtor sought forgiveness of their loans as part of a bankruptcy case, the judge granted at least some relief. Only 0.1 percent took the bait. Read more

Economic Policy

The demand for higher education is rapidly eclipsing the ability of traditional universities to provide it. The solution lies online. Read more


The College Cost Reduction Act was a victory for student aid reform advocates. But we still need to examine how aid is distributed. Read more

Education in America

The sub-prime mortgage scandal is only part of the debt problem in the United States. The issue is likely to attract the attention of young voters this election cycle, which may be the key to bringing about change. Read more