Student debt forgiveness, Pandemic impact on schools

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New graduates walk into the High Point Solutions Stadium
New graduates walk into the High Point Solutions Stadium before the start of the Rutgers University graduation ceremony in Piscataway Township, N.J., on May 13, 2018. Seth Wenig/AP Photo

An educational policy professor joins us to look at the impact of President Biden canceling specific amounts of student loan debt. Then, we talk to an author of a new book looking at how school shutdowns at the start of the pandemic are having lingering impacts on education.

Featured in this Show

  • Biden announces college debt-canceling for vulnerable borrowers

    We talk about how this canceling of specific student loan debt will work, and how it will impact the students it’s designed to help the most.

  • How shutting down in-person schooling during pandemic continues to impact children

    In a new book, NPR education reporter Anya Kamenetz looks at how the decision to shut down in-person learning during the pandemic continues to impact children in the U.S., and what it could mean for their learning for years to come.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Nicholas Hillman Guest
  • Anya Kamenetz Guest

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