In full transparency, the following is a media release from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office. She was elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve the state in Washington DC in the US Senate. She is a Democrat. (photos submitted to SOURCE)
BOSTON – Friday, March 4, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), attended two events in Roxbury Massachusetts, centered around the U.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 in visiting Rafael Hernández K-8 Elementary School, the oldest dual-language school in Boston, to speak with students, teachers, and parents about the importance of multilingual learning. At the second event, Senator Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and leaders of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts hosted a roundtable discussion regarding the impact of the student loan debt crisis on Black small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
In a roundtable discussion with parents and Rafael Hernández school leaders, Senator Warren, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu discussed the significance of multi language learning and how American Rescue Plan funds have supported mental health programs and other initiatives for students.
Senator Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and leaders of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts hosted a discussion regarding the impact of the student loan debt crisis on Black small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
Last year, Senator Warren, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Congresswoman Pressley led their colleagues in reintroducing their bicameral resolution outlining a bold plan for President Biden to tackle the student loan debt crisis by using his existing authority to cancel student loan debt for federal student loan borrowers.
The student debt crisis disproportionately impacts Black student borrowers.
The median Black student borrower owes 95 percent of their debt 20 years after starting college while the median white student borrower owes 6 percent of their debt after the same time.
Framingham resident Brandale Randolph attended the event on the student loan debt.