[PBS NewsHour]

Student debt relief is in legal limbo, but advocates still have a ‘toolbox’ of solutions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — President Joe Biden’s latest student debt cancellation plan, designed to clear up to $20,000 in student loan debt for some 40 million Americans, is going to be in legal limbo until the Supreme Court rules on its constitutionality.

So what’s next for borrowers and the broader fight for debt relief?

The PBS NewsHour’s Nicole Ellis sat down with Jalil Mustaffa Bishop, co-founder of Equity Research Cooperative, a nonprofit focused on racial justice research, to explain how we got here, and how the current system disproportionately burdens students of color.