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Podcast: Game of Loans

Beth Acres, a senior associate at the Manhattan Institute focusing on the economics of higher education, speaks about student loan forgiveness, as it relates to the policies proposed by Democratic president candidates and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. 

“If you are looking at whose struggling with their student debt, surprisingly it’s not the people who have high balances. The highest rates of default are seen among people who have less than $5,000 of debt,” explains Acres.

Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.