Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren's Student Debt Forgiveness Plan and Racial Equity
Late last month, presidential candidate and U.S. senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a plan to forgive student loan debt and provide tuition-free public higher education. Today, Inside Higher Education discusses the implications of that plan for racial equity in higher education. Inside Higher Education reports: "Warren is the first among 2020 presidential candidates to offer a comprehensive plan for college affordability and student debt. While past presidential campaign proposals have included funding, for example, for historically black institutions, hers emphasizes potential benefits for borrowers of color. There’s considerable disagreement among higher ed experts about the details of Warren’s plan. But there also appears to be a growing sense that bold action is required on student debt generally and racial disparities in particular."