Progressives Say Biden Student Debt Plan ‘A Good Start, But Not Enough’

After years of activist organizing, U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a plan to cancel $10,000 to $20,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower, a move that drew both praise and admonition from progressives—many of whom want to erase $50,000 or even all educational debt.

Biden tweeted that in order “to give working and middle class families breathing room as they prepare to resume federal student loan payments in January 2023,” his administration will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers who attended college without Pell Grants and who earn less than $125,000, or $250,000 as a household. Borrowers who received Pell Grants will have $20,000 in debt erased.

commondreams Progressives Say Biden Student Debt Plan ‘A Good Start, But Not Enough’