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Something Is Wrong When a Quiz Show Is Your Best Shot at Paying Off Student Debt


Considering who “deserves” an affordable education obscures an important truth: higher education serves of all us. According to a report by the left-leaning think tank Demos earlier this year, “There is a persistent link between public spending on colleges and higher tax revenue, lower public assistance spending, greater health outcomes, and lower crime rates.” [...]

[B]ut Americans are overwhelmingly already aware of the stakes here. According to a poll commissioned by Demos, 92 percent of people consider student a serious problem. Rather than ignorance, it’s a lack of power or at least political engagement that keeps student borrowers from meaningful relief.