College affordability, loan forgiveness, and a path to the future

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If Americans agree that college is the path to financial stability, what is the best way to help people afford to go?

Richelle Brooks knew that college was the surest path to the middle class, but her mother, a restaurant manager, couldn’t afford it. So the high school senior did what counselors and teachers told her to do – she took on loans, confident she’d earn enough to pay them back.

When she didn’t, she borrowed again … and again. After 13 years in school, she had a doctorate in…


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