PBS NewsHour

Billionaire donations won’t solve student debt. What helps?

Clip: 05/22/2019 | 8m 9s Video has closed captioning.

Morehouse College's class of 2019 was stunned on Sunday when their commencement speaker, Robert F. Smith, promised to eliminate all of the graduates' student debt. But the generous pledge also highlights the distinct wealth gap for recent African American graduates. Amna Nawaz talks with Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed and Mehrsa Baradaran of the University of Georgia School of Law.

Aired: 05/22/19

Rating: NR

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