Massachusetts has led the way in healthcare reform, equal rights, and gun control. Now we can fight against student debt. We can fix this broken system by creating a zero debt movement that replaces loan with grants and pushes the legislature and colleges to wipe out student debt and increase state funding for higher education. Research shows that zero debt colleges results in greater socioeconomic diversity at both public and private colleges, increases degree completion, and benefits the overall economy.
Our colleges and politicians need to ensure that all students with financial need can attend without incurring debt.