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Should Joe Biden cancel billions in student loan debt?

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Democrats from across the party’s ideological spectrum are calling on President-elect Joe Biden to make forgiving student loan debt one of his first priorities in office.

The total outstanding student loan debt held in the U.S. has more than tripled over the past 15 years as the cost of education has skyrocketed. Americans now owe more than $1.7 trillion in student loans, a figure that was considered a crisis by many experts even before the financial collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden recently said

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England under pressure to follow Wales decision to cancel GCSE and A-level exams

<p>Wales has announced they will be scrapping end-of-year exams in 2021</p> (PA)

Wales has announced they will be scrapping end-of-year exams in 2021

(PA)

The UK education secretary is facing growing calls to follow Wales’ example and cancel next summer’s GCSE, AS and A-level exams in England amid lingering uncertainty over whether students can be guaranteed a level playing field when it comes to end-of-year assessments.

The National Union for Students (NUS) has called on ministers to “follow the lead” of the Welsh government – who have announced plans to scrap exams for the second year in a row amid disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Salsabil Elmegri, the NUS vice-president for

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