The first step in addressing this crisis is to deal head-on with the outstanding debt that is weighing down millions of families and should never have been required in the first place. That’s why I’m calling for something truly transformational — the cancellation of up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans.
We got into this crisis because state governments and the federal government decided that instead of treating higher education like our public school system — free and accessible to all Americans — they’d rather cut taxes for billionaires and giant corporations and offload the cost of higher education onto students and their families. The student debt crisis is the direct result of this failed experiment.
and yet, you count my steps, and show your trust
as if you waived the past to start anew.
Inside you, everything that screams my name,
will keep on shouting what you always knew
and what I learnt rejecting other’s lust,
a spiralled truth, it’s always been the same