Should student loan debt be forgiven? No. Universities which have raised fees and tuitions far above the rise of inflation over many decades have behaved like Mafia criminals; once the federal loan program was started and students could easily get loans, the schools found a way to dip into the public trough and raise salaries for administrators, coaches, publicists and favored professors while a proletariat of instructors works hard for a minimum of benefits and salaries.

No school is worth more than $10,000 per year. The schools should be forced to disgorge the monies they have stolen from the students, their families, and above all from the government. How a university dedicated allegedly to values and morals can have done this is beyond me. Princeton is not the worst, but it is bad enough. Administrators, who by the way do little good, should be ashamed.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.