© 2024 KOSU
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Help KOSU answer phones in OKC between March 8 - 14!

Is forgiving all federal student loan debt a good idea?

President Biden is expected to announce a decision soon on whether to forgive some amount of student loan debt.

More than 41 million people have outstanding federal student loans, worth a total of more than 1.5 trillion dollars.

And many progressive politicians have called for canceling the debt. But not everyone thinks canceling all the debt is a great idea. Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Jerusalem Demsas, staff writer at the Atlantic. She wrote the article “Who Really Benefits From Student-Loan Forgiveness?” She also has student debt of her own.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KOSU is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.