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Student loans news and analysis from The Nation
April 25, 2022
Americans Can’t Afford More Student Loan Payments
Though Biden has extended the payment pause through August, over 5 million people will face serious financial risk once it expires.
Alí R. Bustamante
April 12, 2022
The Student Debt Crisis? It’s Infinitely Worse for Black Women.
Black women sit at the intersection of racism and misogyny, so it’s not surprising they have the highest loan burden. But the scope of the disparity is shocking.
March 11, 2022
The Voices Silenced by Student Debt
Payments are set to restart for millions of people who are still struggling to recover from the pandemic. This series brings their stories directly into the spotlight.
February 22, 2022
It’s Time for Young People to Demand a Solution to the Student Debt Crisis
Student body leaders representing over 1 million people recently urged President Biden to cancel student debt. Now is the moment to join them.
January 10, 2022
The Front Lines of Omicron
With the pandemic returning to a state of emergency, we need to finally fix what was already broken in our society.
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January 5, 2022
Biden Is Still Refusing to Cancel Student Debt
In spite of his campaign promises to the contrary, the president is dragging his feet on lifting a burden weighing on millions of Americans.
December 28, 2021
How Canceling Student Loan Debt Would Be Strategically Smart for Biden
The country desperately needs relief, and the president needs a political win.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 22, 2021
How Students Seized The Year
It’s been another tumultuous, traumatic year, but young people continue to organize.
September 20, 2021
Fighting Inequality After Occupy Wall Street
Policies to address America’s enormous wealth disparities are now on the political map in a way they weren’t before Occupy Wall Street.
August 27, 2021
Joe Biden Can Cancel Your Student Loan Debt
Legal experts, the Senate majority leader, and borrowers all agree that the president has the authority to cancel student loan debt. Why doesn’t Nancy Pelosi?