McCaskill and Akin Provide Broad Contrast on Education Policies

U.S. Senate candidates Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill don’t agree on dollars and sense when it comes to the federal government’s role in providing loans and other financial aid to U.S. college students.

Throughout the campaign season, McCaskill, the incumbent Democrat seeking a second term, and Akin, the Republican congressman who’s seeking election to the higher chamber, have offered contrasting views about the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. The act eliminated Federal Family Education Loans, a program through which the federal government offered banks subsidies for providing student loans and covered the banks’ losses when borrowers defaulted.

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