Why Some Students Are Skipping College
Illustration: Mark Harris
Jodie Adams Kirshner, The Atlantic
In recent decades, the United States has made an attempt to narrow persistent race- and income-based inequalities in educational attainment by helping students of different backgrounds access loans.
The Biden administration is now trying to cancel some of that debt. But canceling existing student debt up to a specific amount does nothing to help new students apply to and attend universities that will give them the greatest odds of success, writes Jodie Adams Kirshner, an author and professor, in this op-ed.