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Biden’s Education Reform May Come With Strings Attached…

by Graham Allen Team

As intriguing as ‘no more student loans’ sounds, President Joe Biden’s plans for canceling student debt and reforming the system has recently received some backlash.

On President Biden’s first day in office, he extended the student loan forgiveness date back to September 30, 2021.

Even though this action may not have seemed like a big deal, it was a statement to the nation to proclaim how profound Biden’s reformations to the higher education system will be.

Biden has made his opinions on student loans very clear. His main goal is to make college fair and affordable.

As a presidential candidate, Biden discussed his support for increased funding for Pell Grants (financial aid and assistance for students with a low Estimated Family Contribution).

Biden has shown interest in creating tuition-free public colleges for students whose families make less than $125,000 a year and making community college completely free.

More recently, Biden pressed for a reform of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. He wants borrowers to receive $10,000 a year for five years to help pay for college.

Biden proclaimed interest in fully forgiving particular public college loan debt altogether.

Specifically targeting those who completed their undergraduate program at a university that make less than $125,000 a year.

Although these reforms sound very appealing, the consequences could potentially jeopardize American educational freedom.

Regardless of whether the students are paying for college, these schools still require the same amount of funds to operate.

Where do all of these highly “educated” people think that the money will come from?

The likely answer is Biden will either increase our federal debt (which has grown tremendously through the pandemic), or he will increase our taxes to cover these costs.

Biden wants to transition to policies insisting that the government pays for more student loans, resulting in universities relying entirely on government funding.

When the American people are paying for their own education, the schools have the freedom to teach what they want. Universities are more willing to listen to attendees’ wants and needs.

On the contrary, when the government is paying for students’ education, the schools must abide by the government’s rules and requests.

In turn, schools with a religious affiliation could suffer from these reforms, considering Biden’s support for the complete separation of church and state.

If religious schools refuse to change their curriculum, will they still be afforded the governmental funding attached to loans? If not, students may have to forgo their private education for a secular school because of available help from government funding.

This could result in a dramatic increase in “progressive education” for higher learning.

We are a country founded upon schools that offer diverse educational preferences to all students.

Regulations on educational institutions under this administration could completely hinder these freedoms that we have cherished for so long.

Free education sounds tremendous but beware; there are strings attached.


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