Jared Golden’s feedback on pupil debt aid felt malicious

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Michael Corlew works in pupil help and improvement on the College of Maine at Augusta Bangor campus. His views are his personal and don’t signify these of the college.

I work on the College of Maine at Augusta in pupil help and improvement. I don’t communicate for the college, and my views are my very own.

The bulk (64 p.c) of our pupil physique qualifies as low revenue. Most take out loans to cowl the bills that Pell grants don’t. Many are single mother and father, or work a number of low-paying jobs, or have skilled abuse, or have struggled with homelessness. In brief, these are usually not the “elitists” that Rep. Jared Golden recognized in a current publish  defending his opposition to a Biden administration pupil mortgage forgiveness plan. These are folks Golden claims to advocate for, but they’re considerably harmed by his stance on this situation.