In a speech on the House floor, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) rallied against “crushing” student loan debt and called on President Joe Biden to cancel student loans. “This is getting ridiculous,” Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to student loans, at the beginning of her speech. “This is getting ridiculous.” Here are some key highlights and fact checks from her speech:
Ocasio-Cortez isn’t alone. High school students must decide whether to attend a community college, state college, private college or no college at all — and the cost can play a major factor. Similarly, college students with significant student loan debt fear assuming more student loans to earn a graduate degree.