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Thursday 10/27/2011
A way out of the student debt trap?

Posted at 6:20 AM on October 27, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Hed

President Obama says his plan to cap federal student loan payments can help new graduates -- and the economy. Skeptics say it sounds better than it is. With total student loans now topping $1 trillion, do the president's ideas offer a way out of the debt trap?


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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.