I support some level of student loan forgiveness because the the student loan program was poorly implemented. It is an example of legislation that has had unintended consequences. A lot of legislation that sounds good, gains a lot of support is really not thought out very well- and that is a problem with a legislature focused on the next election cycle instead of the long term benefits. The rise in college tuition can readily be attributed to influx of funds eagerly snapped up by students as ‘easy’ money from banks issuing loans underwritten by the government. Students were never counseled regarding loans generally and requisite repayment plans. They were not counseled in getting an education that has post graduation employment potential. There are not a lot of opportunities for someone trained in the philosophical biases of 17th century artists. If that is their passion, great- just realize there are not going to be many employers looking for those particular skills. Parents had little oversight or involvement. Banks didn’t care, the loans were guaranteed. So. In my view, the legislation caused the problem by not being fully thought out. I don’t believe in simply writing off the loans. Even though students were not properly counseled regarding the commitments they were making, there must be some accountability. I do endorse partial forgiveness for service, such a writing off portions for working in public service jobs or military service- or having the government negotiate with lenders and assume the full interest burden. I would favor leaning toward more for the students to get them quickly out of debt but am unsure of what would be an equitable balance.