SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC), the official representative body for all 1.8 million California community college students, strongly condemns the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn student loan debt cancellation for millions of borrowers in Biden, President of the United States, et al. v. Nebraska, et al.
“Student loan debt in the United States has reached staggering levels, impeding borrowers’ ability to advance their education, buy homes, support themselves and their families, or contribute fully to the economy. Like so many other decisions we’ve seen come out of the Supreme Court this year, this ruling disproportionately affects people of color and further perpetuates social and economic inequality.” Clemaus Tervalon, President
SSCCC stands in solidarity with student borrowers and calls on Congress to pass legislative solutions addressing this country’s astronomical student loan debt crisis. We implore policymakers to eradicate the systemic barriers to educational opportunities and prioritize the long-term benefits of a well-educated workforce for the health of the economy.
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 1.8 million students per year. The Student Senate for California Community Colleges' mission is to enrich the collegiate experience for all California community college students by pursuing policies that will improve student access and success while engaging and empowering local student leaders and honoring equity and diversity.