GOP Pres. Candidates Say Kill Student Loan Program

According to the GOP presidential candidates, who took part in yet another primary debate last night, the government should away with federal student loans. Several candidates proclaimed the student loan program a “failure” and called for an immediate end to government loans for poor and middle-income students.

millions of Americans have benefited from the ability to go to school thanks to the federal student lending programs first pioneered in the 1960′s and 1970′s. According to data from the Department of Education, 9,020,465 Americans utilized the federally subsidized student loan program during the last academic year.

(Source: ThinkProgress.org)

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