As President Biden and Congress argue over the amount of college debt to forgive, I am struck by the idea that I haven’t seen much rational discussion over “why” college debt should be forgiven. Full disclosure, I amassed college debt through my 4 years in obtaining my engineering degree, and I paid off every cent. It won’t tax anyone’s mind to hear my opinion on the subject – in the simplest terms, I entered into a contract, and I fulfilled the contract.
As with most of my stances, especially those that seem so black and white, I seek out opposing positions to understand other sides of the issue that may have eluded me. As Tracy Chapman asked in her chart-topping 1995 hit – “Give me one reason”.