Behind the Poll
Teachers Unions, ACLU Want Biden To Extend Student Loan Repayment Pause, Cancel Student Debt
Hundreds of left-leaning organizations — including the ACLU, the American Federation of Teachers, and the NAACP — have called on President Joe Biden to lengthen the pause on federal student loan repayments.
In March 2020, the CARES Act temporarily paused student debt repayments and pegged the federal student loan interest rate at 0% — a policy extended by both President Donald Trump and Biden.
Though the suspension is due to expire on January 31, a group of more than 200 progressive organizations have asked Biden to once again extend the pause — and eventually cancel the debt altogether:
Among the signatories were the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Federation of Teachers, the American Psychological Association, Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, and the NAACP.
Daily Wire commentator and bestselling children’s author Matt Walsh recently noted that student debt forgiveness — an argument often forwarded by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and her progressive colleagues — is no more than “welfare” for the affluent.