Department of Education

White House chief of staff Ron Klain listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the southern border during a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden asks education secy. if he can legally cancel student debt

Joe Biden is reportedly asking his education secretary about his options regarding unilaterally canceling student loan debt. On Thursday, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Biden was looking into the “legal authority and policy issues” involved if he were to forgive $50,000 of debt per student.