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Biden Drags His Feet on Canceling Student Debt Despite Campaign Pledge

Students, campaigners, and prime Democrats have been pushing President Joe Biden to make use of govt authority to cancel at the very least $50,000 in scholar mortgage debt per particular person. Student mortgage debt within the U.S. stands at $1.7 trillion, with some 45 million individuals owing cash.

Filmmaker and organizer Astra Taylor, an writer, documentary director and organizer with the Debt Collective, says Biden has clear authorized authority to cancel scholar debt. “Not doing this is a choice,” she says.

DN additionally speaks with Braxton Brewington, a digital strategist with the Debt Collective, who says scholar debt cancellation can be politically sensible. “President Biden has a unique opportunity to bring together a broad coalition of individuals who otherwise would be unlikely to come together around a policy,” he says.

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