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Tracing The Roots Of The Student Debt Crisis

By one estimate, Americans owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt; another says the average student owes more than $30,000.

This problem has been percolating for a while, but how did we get here?

For some perspective, we turn to Thomas Adam. He's a professor of Transnational History at the University of Texas at Arlington who’s written about this.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.