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AFT and student debt

The burden of student debt in America has become a major issue that has caught the attention of Democratic presidential candidates.

As the PSC’s national affiliate, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), put it recently, there are “45 million people carrying an average $38,000 in debt.”

The AFT is doing various things to help members deal with this problem, from running debt clinics to offering online relief resources and even taking legal action.

The PSC plans to hold a student debt clinic at the union hall this October. Watch the PSC website for information about how you
can attend.