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Reducing student debt requires a national commitment
Reducing student debt requires a national commitment

Tonight, as families of high school students across the country sit down to eat dinner, talk will likely turn to college applications. For those in the midst of the process, the conversation will almost definitely touch on affordability. And for those still a year or two out from college, the conversation may turn to whether or not the entire undertaking is even worth it. These topics are directly related. As an industry, higher education cannot hope to put to rest questions about value until we accept — and address — the challenges we face on affordability. We all know the statistics — they're cited almost daily. Seventy percent of students are taking out loans to...