While just a few of our national political leaders — such as Rep. Karen Bass and Sen. Elizabeth Warren — have spoken out on the issue of student loan debt, and none of our leaders in higher education have said much of anything, grassroots activists have taken the lead. This should not be a surprise — it’s always been the case that change is driven by the people, not by their reputed leaders.

If we the people have been forced to bail out the banks, why can’t we exert our political will to demand that Congress and the President to do the same for students who are required to repay their student loans in the midst of what seems to be a perennially sluggish job market? In a horrible irony, the very banks we bailed out reaped profits from student loans, and now it is the federal government that is profiting, even as unemployment benefits have been cut.

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