April 21st, 2015
Liberal leaders are pressuring Hillary Rodham Clinton advocate a
national plan for "debt-free college" in her presidential campaign, part
of a broader effort to convince the Democratic front-runner to embrace pillars of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's progressive agenda.
push comes as prominent Democratic senators and House members plan to
introduce resolutions calling for the elimination of student debt at
public colleges and universities on Tuesday, while progressive activists
have scheduled events at 10 college campuses -- all in a coordinated
push to promote debt-free college as a major issue in the 2016
Although Clinton is not expected to unveil
a detailed policy agenda until later this spring or summer,
she mentioned rising student loan debt as a focus of her campaign during
her visit to Iowa last week. "There's something wrong when students and
their families have to go deeply into debt to be able to get the
education and skills they need in order to make the best of their own
lives," Clinton said at a Kirkwood Community College in Monticello.