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Alexander Holt is a policy analyst at New America, a Washington-based think tank. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)At the Republican debate Wednesday, John Kasich proved himself to be the true Jon Huntsman of this cycle when he brought up federal student loan debt and said, "For those that have these big high costs, I think we can seriously look at an idea of where you can do ... legitimate public service and begin to pay off some of that debt through the public service that you do."