Student Loan Debt
Thirty million college students and recent graduates are trapped in the financial prison of student loan debt. Most students must take out costly loans to meet the skyrocketing cost of tuition. Yet paying off those loans is almost impossible as young people face double-digit unemployment and much lower pay – 40% less – than their parents’ generation received for the same work.
As part of our Green New Deal Economic Bill of Rights, we endorse the right to a tuition-free, quality, federally funded, local controlled public education system from pre-school through college.
We will also forgive student loan debt from the current era of unaffordable college education.