Senator Warren discusses the importance of multilingual learning and the impact of the student debt crisis on black student borrowers – Framingham SOURCE
In full transparency, the following is a press release from the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren. She was elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve Washington DC State in the United States Senate. She is a Democrat. (photos submitted to SOURCE)
BOSTON — On Friday, March 4, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) attended two events in Roxbury, Mass., centered on America’s education system and its lasting impact on Americans.
At the first event, Senator Warren joined U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to tour Rafael Hernández K-8 Elementary School, Boston’s oldest bilingual school, to talk with students, teachers and parents about the importance of multilingual learning. At the second event, Sen. Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and leaders of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts hosted a panel discussion regarding the impact of the student debt crisis on homeowners. small businesses, entrepreneurs and black professionals.
In a roundtable with parents and school leaders Rafael Hernández, Senator Warren, US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu discussed the importance of multilingual learning and how US bailout funds have supported mental health programs and other student initiatives. .
Sen. Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and leaders of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts hosted a discussion on the impact of the student debt crisis on small business owners, entrepreneurs and black professionals.
Last year, Sen. Warren, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.), and Congresswoman Pressley led their colleagues to reintroduce their bicameral resolution outlining a bold plan for President Biden to fight against the student debt crisis by using its existing authority to cancel student loan debt for federal borrowers.
The student debt crisis is having a disproportionate impact on black student borrowers.
The median black student borrower owes 95% of their debt 20 years after starting college, while the median white student borrower owes 6% of their debt after the same period.
Framingham resident Brandale Randolph attended the student loan debt event.