NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hroughout this election cycle, progressives have pushed for a two-part solution to the so-called student-debt crisis — and Joe Biden is now on board with their aims.
Biden has called for forgiving student debt — at least $10,000 per borrower — and endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders’s original plan to make public colleges and universities free for families earning below $125,000 a year. Student-debt forgiveness is supposed to atone for past policy sins while free college is supposed to avoid future ones. Here is how Senator Elizabeth Warren describes the two-pronged approach:
Once we’ve cleared out the debt that’s holding down an entire