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Student loan debt is on the rise. Three proposals are being considered to forgive some or all public student loan debt in the US. An analysis of government data shows how each proposal would affect Americans depending on the size of their debt, their race or ethnicity or their income.

Women make up 89% of teachers at public elementary schools and 60% at public high schools. Over 65% of public school teachers would not give up their work for a higher-paying job.

Long before graduation, factors including early education, household income gaps, and disciplinary actions affect students’ abilities to access resources and succeed in school. These elements impact racial and ethnic groups differently and contribute to these unequal educational outcomes.