GWEN IFILL: Americans are now carrying student loan debt of over $1 trillion, $125 billion of it added just in the first three months of this year…So what, if anything, could this approach do to help ease the growing problem of student loan debt?

For that, we turn to Deanne Loonin, who leads the student borrower program at the National Consumer Law Center. And Richard Vedder, professor of economics at Ohio University and director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.


Centered on understanding how deep and how wide the problem of student loan debt is, as well as trying to understand if student loan forgiveness is a viable option as an educational policy, this PBS News Hour piece offers an interesting, engaging discussion. It is a highly recommended watch for students and parents alike.