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Student Debt Carries Inequity Far Past Graduation

American Federation of Teachers

The fact that student debt continues to soar is troubling enough. Now there is clear evidence that it also deepens the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

"The Debt Divide: The Racial and Class Bias Behind the 'New Normal' of Student Borrowing" describes the impact of near-universal reliance on student loans: These loans actually extend inequity. They saddle the people who need them most with crippling debt, while others, who are debt-free, are free to thrive. The report comes from Demos, an equity advocacy organization.