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44 mil­lion Amer­i­cans hold over 1.6 tril­lion dol­lars of stu­dent debt and the cost of high­er edu­ca­tion con­tin­ues to sky­rock­et. And its the poor, peo­ple of col­or and women who are most severe­ly impact­ed by this debt. As more and more peo­ple con­tin­ue to default on their loans, and as the coro­n­avirus cri­sis high­lights the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty of debt when peo­ple are unable to find jobs or pay off loans, solu­tions to the debt cri­sis are becom­ing more urgent. We look at two of these solu­tions. First, reporter Kathryn Sty­er takes a long at a free school called Berea Col­lege in Ken­tucky. Then, we dis­cuss the pol­i­tics of debt and how to orga­nize a strike, with Thomas Gokey from the Debt collective.