Debt, tuition an extremely hot debate between the Democratic candidates


When Carnegie Mellon University English professor Jeffrey J. Williams began writing about student debt in the 2000s, “nobody was paying attention to the issue.”

They are now.

When he looks around his classroom, “a lot of students in front of me — their heritage is starting out with debt.”

The issue is the subject of sharp debate in the Democratic presidential contest between candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. And the issue may be especially potent in Pittsburgh, a city that prides itself on its “eds and meds” economy.

The candidates’ plans have much in common:...

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura