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Biden’s new student-debt strategy – The Atlantic

Biden’s new student-debt strategy – The Atlantic

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced an additional $9 billion in student-loan forgiveness. Since Biden’s mass student-loan-forgiveness plan was struck down by the Supreme Court this past summer (student-loan repayments officially resumed on October 1), his administration has been focusing on narrower strategies for relieving student debt, such as an income-driven repayment plan. I called Atlantic staff writer Adam Harris, who covers higher education, to discuss what’s next for the Americans most affected by the return of repayment, and the case for higher education as a public good. First, here are three new stories from The Atlantic: The Basis of Public Happiness Isabel Fattal: What do you make of yesterday’s news of another $9 billion in debt relief? Adam Harris: There are a few different programs that this relief, which covers about 125,000 people, is coming out of; it is …