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Jodie Adams Kirshner

Explores Low-Income Aversion to Educational Debt in The Atlantic


In “Why Some Students Are Skipping College,” Research Professor Jodie Adams Kirshner explores how low-income students and their families are refusing to take on debt for education:

In recent decades, the U.S. has made an attempt to narrow persistent race- and income-based inequalities in educational attainment by helping students of different backgrounds access loans. Now the Biden administration is 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.

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