More careers than ever require post-secondary education, yet higher education is increasingly out of reach. Students and families—not public dollars—now fund the bulk of higher education costs.
For years, NEA members advocated canceling college debt to help fix educator shortages. Now, because of the Biden administration’s life-changing actions, student loans taken out by 48 million borrowers are being substantially reduced, forgiven, or even canceled outright.
“When we approach this question of disinvestment in higher education, we do so from the perspective of social justice, from the perspective of equity, from the perspective of the quality of life for our students.”