It has become somewhat of a pervasive myth that student debt cannot be reduced or wiped out through bankruptcy. But many bankruptcy judges and legal scholars, including Professor Bob Lawless, say that's wrong. In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, Lawless said, "I think we're reaching a tipping point with what the bankruptcy courts are doing." He said he hopes more people are able to get help through bankruptcy, but the rules are still too restrictive.
Read the full interview or listen to the clip at npr.org.