Sunday, February 1, 2015

What should Congress do about the impending doubling of student-loan interest rates?

READER POLL

What should Congress do about the impending doubling of student-loan interest rates?

Hold the line for a year on subsidized loans for poorer and middle-class students
 
  97 (31.0%)
Let higher rates go into effect, since too many students are in debt already
 
  64 (20.4%)
Cut defense spending to subsidize student loans, grow workforce skills
 
  110 (35.1%)
Start a loan-forgiveness program, but let the rates rise for new loans
 
  42 (13.4%)
Total votes = 313
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