‘No Exceptions, No Questions Asked’: Progressives Propose Legislation Canceling All Student-Loan Debt

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Fig. 1. Unattributed and undated image via James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal,[1] fair use.

Steven Johnson, “‘No Exceptions, No Questions Asked’: Progressives Propose Legislation Canceling All Student-Loan Debt,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 24, 2019, https://www.chronicle.com/article/No-Exceptions-No-Questions/246553

AnnaMaria Andriotis, Ken Brown, and Shane Shifflett, “Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class,” Wall Street Journal, August 1, 2019, https://www.wsj.com/articles/families-go-deep-in-debt-to-stay-in-the-middle-class-11564673734

Richard K. Vedder, “Eliminate or Radically Restructure Federal Student Loans,” James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, September 16, 2020, https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2020/09/eliminate-or-radically-restructure-federal-student-loans/

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, “Federal judge holds DeVos in contempt in loan case, slaps Education Department with $100,000 fine,” Washington Post, October 24, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/10/24/federal-judge-holds-devos-contempt-loan-case-slaps-education-dept-with-fine/

Josh Mitchell and Joshua Jamerson, “Student-Loan Holders Get Piecemeal Relief From Biden Administration,” Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/student-loan-holders-get-piecemeal-relief-from-biden-administration-11625304600

Eric Kelderman, “The Plan to Resume Federal Student-Loan Repayments in October Just Hit an Obstacle,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 8, 2021, https://www.chronicle.com/article/the-plan-to-resume-federal-student-loan-repayments-in-october-just-hit-an-obstacle

Melissa Korn and Andrea Fuller, “‘Financially Hobbled for Life’: The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off,” Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/financially-hobbled-for-life-the-elite-masters-degrees-that-dont-pay-off-11625752773

Alexis Gravely, “Major Student Loan Servicer Leaving Federal Loan Program,” Inside Higher Ed, July 9, 2021, https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2021/07/09/major-student-loan-servicer-leaving-federal-loan-program

Michael Stratford, “Education Department urges Biden to extend student loan relief,” Politico, July 9, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/09/student-loan-relief-extension-498942

Lance Lambert, “Biden administration wipes out more student loan debt,” Forbes, July 12, 2021, https://fortune.com/2021/07/12/student-loans-debt-forgiveness-biden/

Robert Hildreth, “The time is right to restructure student debt,” Hill, August 1, 2021, https://thehill.com/opinion/education/565671-the-time-is-right-to-restructure-student-debt

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, “Biden administration extends pause on federal student loan payments through January,” Washington Post, August 6, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/08/06/biden-extends-student-loan-repayment-suspension/

Wall Street Journal, “Student Loan Forbearance—Forever?” August 8, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/student-loan-forbearance-debt-11628432145

Charles Lane, “We need to solve the graduate-student loan fiasco with reform, not implement temporary solutions,” Washington Post, August 10, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/10/we-need-solve-graduate-student-loan-fiasco-with-reform-not-implement-temporary-solutions/

Allison Schrager, “To Curb Student Debt, Let Borrowers Declare Bankruptcy,” Bloomberg, August 12, 2021, https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-08-12/to-curb-student-loans-let-them-declare-bankruptcy

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, “Fixing the Student-Debt Crisis Isn’t Enough,” Chronicle of Higher Education, August 16, 2021, https://www.chronicle.com/article/fixing-the-student-debt-crisis-isnt-enough

Lance Lambert, “Biden administration forgives more student loan debt—here’s who is eligible,” Fortune, August 24, 2021, https://fortune.com/education/business/articles/2021/08/24/biden-administration-forgives-more-student-loan-debt-heres-who-is-eligible/

Douglas Belkin, “U.S. Forgives $1.1 Billion in Debt for Former ITT Tech Students,” Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-forgives-1-1-billion-in-debt-for-former-itt-tech-students-11629995100

Katie Lobosco, “Navient is quitting the federal student loan business,” CNN, September 30, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/politics/navient-student-loans/index.html

Alexis Gravely, “The Struggles of Income-Driven Repayment,” Inside Higher Ed, October 22, 2021, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/10/22/research-advocates-fixes-income-driven-repayment

Molly Osberg, “Who Gets to Be an Expert on Student Loans?” New Republic, January 24, 2022, https://newrepublic.com/article/165109/student-loan-forgiveness-experts

Michael Stratford, “Biden officials signal they might extend student loan payment freeze,” Politico, March 9, 2022, https://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/09/biden-student-loan-payment-freeze-00015439

Gabriel T. Rubin and Andrew Restuccia, “Biden Administration to Extend Student-Loan Payment Pause Through End of August,” Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-administration-to-extend-student-loan-payment-moratorium-until-end-of-august-11649181610

David Dayen to Today on TAP list, “ You Could Just Never Resume Student Loan Payments,” American Prospect, April 6, 2022, https://americanprospect.bluelena.io/index.php?action=social&chash=5ca3e9b122f61f8f06494c97b1afccf3.1437&s=1e9c8da033986e0d1f0baa630b5bb784

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel and Andrew Van Dam, “Biden extends federal student loan payment pause through Aug. 31,” Washington Post, April 6, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/04/06/student-loan-pause-biden/

Sequoia Carrillo and Cory Turner, “Senators call for probe into student loan program after NPR unearthed major problems,” National Public Radio, April 14, 2022, https://www.npr.org/2022/04/14/1092804056/student-loan-debt-investigation-response

Justin Sink, “Biden Weighing Student Loan Cancellation or Moratorium Extension,” Bloomberg, April 15, 2022, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-15/biden-weighing-student-loan-cancellation-or-moratorium-extension

Zack Friedman, “Biden Will Cancel Student Loans Or Extend Student Loan Pause Before August 31,” Forbes, April 16, 2022, https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2022/04/16/biden-will-cancel-student-loans-or-extend-student-loan-pause-before-august-31/

Gabriel T. Rubin, “Biden Aims to Expand Access to Student-Loan Debt Forgiveness for Millions of People,” Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-aims-to-expand-access-to-student-loan-debt-forgiveness-for-millions-of-people-11650391396

Jeff Stein, “White House officials weigh income limits for student loan forgiveness,” Washington Post, April 30, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022/04/30/white-house-student-loans/

Lee Gardner, “Why Does College Cost So Much?” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 16, 2022, https://www.chronicle.com/article/why-does-college-cost-so-much

Alyssa Fowers and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, “Who has student loan debt in America?” Washington Post, May 22, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/05/22/student-loan-borrowers/

Nancy Cook, Josh Wingrove, and Jennifer Jacobs, “Biden Unveils Plan to Free Students from ‘Unsustainable Debt,’” Bloomberg, August 24, 2022, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-24/biden-set-to-freeze-student-loan-repayments-for-four-more-months

Phil Mattingly, Katie Lobosco and Maegan Vazquez, “Biden announces student loan relief for borrowers making less than $125,000,” CNN, August 24, 2022, https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/24/politics/student-loans-joe-biden-white-house/index.html

Lystra Small-Clouden, “I’m 65 and have $300,000 in student debt. I and other older debtors are going on strike,” Guardian, August 25, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/25/student-debt-strike-biden-older-people

Associated Press, “Justice Barrett rejects appeal over Biden student debt plan,” October 20, 2022, https://apnews.com/article/us-supreme-court-amy-coney-barrett-wisconsin-government-and-politics-business-650cf994711d429701722c97fedd2bb7

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, “Judge dismisses GOP-led states lawsuit to block student loan forgiveness plan,” Washington Post, October 20, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/10/20/student-loan-forgiveness-lawsuit-rejected/

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, “Appeals court temporarily halts Biden’s student debt relief program,” Washington Post, October 21, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/10/21/student-loan-forgiveness-temporary-stay/

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, “Federal judge in Texas strikes down Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan,” Washington Post, November 10, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/11/10/student-loan-forgiveness-texas-lawsuit/

ButHowDoUKnowit [pseud.], “It seems reasonable to me that their position is an opposition to the EO, on constitutionality . . .” Twitter, November 11, 2022, https://twitter.com/ButHowDoUKnowit/status/1591092370925584385

Laurence Tribe, “This judge absurdly let the plaintiffs complain . . .” Twitter, November 11, 2022, https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1591090186158759937

Gabriel T. Rubin, “Biden Administration to Make It Easier to Dismiss Student Loans in Bankruptcy,” Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-administration-to-make-it-easier-to-dismiss-student-loans-in-bankruptcy-11668706819

Gabriel T. Rubin, “Student-Loan Holders See New Path for Wiping Out Debt Through Bankruptcy,” Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/student-loan-holders-see-new-path-for-wiping-out-debt-through-bankruptcy-11669034068

Andrew Restuccia, “Biden Administration Extends Pause on Federal Student Loan Payments,” Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-administration-extends-pause-on-federal-student-loan-payments-through-june-11669149679

  1. [1]Richard K. Vedder, “Eliminate or Radically Restructure Federal Student Loans,” James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, September 16, 2020, https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2020/09/eliminate-or-radically-restructure-federal-student-loans/

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