What President-Elect Biden Has Said About Student Loan Forgiveness : Consider This from NPR Student loans can crush an individual. And when a lot of people have more debt than they can handle, the effects ripple into the larger economy.

Judith Scott-Clayton, an associate professor at Columbia University, discusses the economic impact of the $1.6 trillion Americans collectively owe in student debt.

President-elect Joe Biden and some members of Congress have proposed different ways to erase some amount of student debt across the board. NPR's Anya Kamenetz explains the likelihood of those proposals actually working out.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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Student Debt Is Weighing Americans Down. Here's How Biden May Address It

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Student Debt Is Weighing Americans Down. Here's How Biden May Address It

Student Debt Is Weighing Americans Down. Here's How Biden May Address It

Student Debt Is Weighing Americans Down. Here's How Biden May Address It

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President-elect Joe Biden and some members of Congress have proposed different ways to erase some amount of student debt across the board. But there's no consensus on which approach to take. In the meantime, the total amount keeps going up. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President-elect Joe Biden and some members of Congress have proposed different ways to erase some amount of student debt across the board. But there's no consensus on which approach to take. In the meantime, the total amount keeps going up.

Carolyn Kaster/AP

Student loans can crush an individual. And when a lot of people have more debt than they can handle, the effects ripple into the larger economy.

Judith Scott-Clayton, an associate professor at Columbia University, discusses the economic impact of the $1.6 trillion Americans collectively owe in student debt.

President-elect Joe Biden and some members of Congress have proposed different ways to erase some amount of student debt across the board. NPR's Anya Kamenetz explains the likelihood of those proposals actually working out.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lauren Hodges and Lee Hale. It was edited by Connor Donevan with help from Jolie Myers and Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.