With so many needing help after the one-two punch of the virus and attendant economic woes, universities, which have already drained trillions without fulfilling their promises, should be at the back of the line.
If this virus leads to tightening academic grants, defunding activist departments, making students more fiscally responsible, and shuttering nonessential bureaucracy in higher ed, then that’s a good thing.
Lawmakers always feel the need to ‘do something,’ seemingly irrespective of what that ‘something’ is. The current pandemic only exacerbates that dilemma.
The federal student loan program has enriched Sallie Mae, private banks, and colleges, but exposed U.S. taxpayers to enormous financial risk.
Above all, we must give high schoolers personalized post-secondary educational recommendations before they get caught in the quagmire of student debt.
Both of us grew up poor. College was our way out of poverty. Now, we see too many young people locked into poverty by a college education.
Why should Americans who didn’t overspend on college be placed on the hook for those who did? Erasing student loan debt is not a practical solution.
Children rarely become what their parents imagine for them, and it’s pointless to think they will. The problem isn’t the kids; it’s the parents’ expectations.
The higher education system is rotten to its core — economically, ideologically, and spiritually. Instead of tinkering around the edges, it’s time for conservatives to actually fix the root problems.
Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination are talking a lot about higher education, and it seems they want ‘free’ everything except for speech.
Apparently, the majority of Democratic presidential contenders want to parade student debt sob stories around. These stories don’t show the full picture.
Personal responsibility? Not necessary. 2020 Democrats have got you covered with their immoral wealth transfer policies.
Just as with every other spending decision in life, not every prospective college kid can afford his or her ‘dream school.’ Adults need to help students make prudent choices about their financial future.
The DeVos Department of Education recently repealed the Obama administration’s gainful employment rule. But its replacement still leaves much to be desired.
Two decades ago, I turned down the opportunity for an Ivy League education—not because I couldn’t get accepted, but because I couldn’t afford the acceptance. It worked out well.
The student loan debt bubble will soon burst, and the proper solution is not to throw $1.6 trillion of taxpayers’ money at a government-created problem.
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