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Sometimes you wonder how the world of academia coexists with the real world.

Take this retweet as an example. The University of Iowa branch of the American Association of University Professors shared Elizabeth Warren’s message:

“Canceling student loan debt would immediately put money in the pockets of millions of Americans. It would help dig our economy out of this crisis. And we don’t have to wait for Congress: the Biden-Harris administration can get it done with their executive authority.”

So, just a really short, brief recap here.

A group of college professors is advocating for the cancellation of student debt.



Just out of curiosity, I wonder how many of professors have voluntarily offered to teach for free to help students avoid falling into student loan debt.

Or at least how many are willing to take significant pay cuts to help drive down the cost of higher education.

What audacity.

Author: Jacob Hall