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I work in higher education and meet with students on a daily basis. Many are first gen students that come from families that fully support their education emotionally but cannot contribute money to pay for their child's college degree. My students are graduating with crushing student debt and their hopes and dreams of returning to their communities to work in the non-profit sector are going unrealized as they take jobs that will pay their student debts. We need to stop this insanity of loading debt on our future community members - the thought of purchasing homes, building a good future, and supporting their communities are all 2nd to dealing with their student debt. Something needs to change in a country that bailed out Wall Street, continues to provide tax relief to the very wealthy, but burdens our young people with debt and high interest rates with no hope of reprieve.

Jo Ann Wassenaar  March 27, 2015  Michigan

I work in higher education and meet with students on a daily basis. Many are first gen students that come from families that fully support their education emotionally but cannot contribute money to pay for their child's college degree. My students are graduating with crushing student debt and their hopes and dreams of returning to their communities to work in the non-profit sector are going unrealized as they take jobs that will pay their student debts. We need to stop this insanity of loading debt on our future community members - the thought of purchasing homes, building a good future, and supporting their communities are all 2nd to dealing with their student debt. Something needs to change in a country that bailed out Wall Street, continues to provide tax relief to the very wealthy, but burdens our young people with debt and high interest rates with no hope of reprieve.

Jo Ann Wassenaar  March 27, 2015  Michigan
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