Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Student debt: Fairness is the issue

The drumbeat for abolishing student debt is growing as students and former students feel the financial crunch of poor employment and increasing inflation.

Forty five million (45,000,000) Americans owe $1.6 trillion ($1,600,000,000) for federal student loans. But there is a lot of hidden debt acquired from private sources that is impossible to calculate. We know it is big.

Twenty four percent have...