Why cant you claim student loans in bankruptcy?

Maybe I'm ignorant to the bankruptcy policies, but something seems seriously wrong here when the federal government will spend billions of dollars bailing out major corporations that fail, but can't offer forgiveness for the millions of students that can't afford to pay back their student loans because... show more Maybe I'm ignorant to the bankruptcy policies, but something seems seriously wrong here when the federal government will spend billions of dollars bailing out major corporations that fail, but can't offer forgiveness for the millions of students that can't afford to pay back their student loans because they cant find a job. Can someone justify this for me ?
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