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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
January 13, 2023
How Student Loan Cancellation Helps Asian Americans
Broad-based debt relief could benefit borrowers of all backgrounds.
December 15, 2022
’Tis the Season to Talk About Student Debt Cancellation
If your family has questions about Biden’s student loan debt relief over the holidays, here’s how you can respond.
November 2, 2022
Student Debt and Democracy
On this week’s episode of
The Time of Monsters
, Astra Taylor joins the show to discuss the politics and morality of debt.
October 20, 2022
Biden Should Invest in Communities, Not More Community Service
AmeriCorps pays less than minimum wage for anti-poverty work. With a
million unfilled public sector jobs, why not create
program that actually addresses our needs?
September 27, 2022
Student Debt Cancellation Will Help Rural Communities Too
Critics of Biden’s forgiveness plan falsely call it a wealth transfer to the “urban elite.” In 2020, nearly 6.5 million rural Americans owed an average of $35,000 in student loan debt.
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September 22, 2022
No, America Doesn’t Actually Need “Sacrifice Zones”
Their suffering is not for the greater good.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
September 7, 2022
Colleges Are in Debt, but Students Pay for It
Cuts to public funding have passed universities’ financial burden on to students through rising tuition and fees. Should President Biden cancel campus debt too?
September 6, 2022
President Biden’s Debt Relief Is Just the First Step
Now that the president has canceled student debt once, he can do it again.
August 29, 2022
Biden’s Debt Relief Is Actually a Victory for Left Organizing
The former “senator from MBNA” didn’t deliver student debt relief out of the goodness of his heart—but in response to a long, well-organized campaign.
August 24, 2022
Joe Biden’s $10,000 Student Debt Cancellation Is a Huge Win—but It’s Not Enough
It’s time to make higher education a true public good, with free-college legislation.