The problem with college is so much bigger than student debt

About 10 minutes after stepping to the podium of the Roosevelt Room on Aug. 24—having already regaled reporters with stories of wearing baseball spikes to his father’s workplace in Newark, Del., and driving a “nice used car” to his high school prom—President Joe Biden got around to the topic at hand.

His administration planned to grant student loan forgiveness to more than 40 million Americans, with at least half seeing their debt wiped away. “We’ll provide more breathing room for the middle class so they’re less burdened by student debt,” he said.

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Micah Ward
Micah Ward
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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