Student loan lending patterns look different this year.
As currently structured, income-driven repayment plans have some serious shortcomings.
Programs like Promise Neighborhoods can motivate and align cross-sector efforts and, with some adjustments, reduce inequities in education.
An equitable return to prekindergarten requires engaging children and families who did not enroll this fall.
Schools will need robust funding to invest in initiatives that mitigate learning loss in the 2021–22 school year.
Structural Changes to Student Loan Repayment Could Make Forgiveness Work Better for Struggling Borrowers
The current system has gotten increasingly generous for doctors and lawyers with $200,000 in debt while continuing to fail struggling borrowers.
Federal dollars make up a small share of K–12 education funding, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has likely exacerbated existing inequities in student achievement. An influx of federal dollars could help.
Together, current data, rigorous methods, and targeted resources can get American early education back on track.