For a number of years, Americans have been drowning in student loan debts. The costs of college have way outpaced American wages and students have had serious trouble paying back their high interest loans.
The Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act has been introduced by Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and cosigned by nine other House Democrats to forgive federal and private loans for all medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.
The drama of the impeachment of the nation’s president, reports indicate, simply has not captured the interest or concern of the American audience. Apparently the melodrama of daytime soap operas attracts their attention more than the antics of a corrupt president and administration actively undermining the nation’s security for personal gain at the expense of the people’s interests.
When asked about his approach to education in last Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, Pete Buttigieg’s response boiled down the difference between his approach and Donald Trump’s to its most basic element. “Step one,” he said, would be to “appoint a secretary of education who actually believes in public education.”