AFT On Campus
State policies leave families with a few good options.
TODAY, MANY STUDENTS face a stark choice: go to college and acquire a mountain of debt that will come due right after graduation, or forgo college altogether. Sadly, this choice is the primary one confronting those who stand to gain the most from higher education: the economically disadvantaged and people of color.
Nationwide, the mountain of student debt has climbed to more than $1 trillion.
We cannot solve the nation’s education debt problem without confronting the other challenges that beset our system of higher education. First among them is the pattern of states stepping back from investing taxpayer dollars in public higher education.
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