Fast Forward to 11:31 to hear SDC Co-Founder, Natalia Abrams get Dr. Paul Krugman to acknowledge that a student debt crisis exists and that it’s causing a significant drag on our economy! In addition, Dr. Krugman endorsed the idea of student debt restructuring and relief.
What’s your Student Debt Story?
Student Debt Story:
I have loans, about $25,000 for MCP & PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. After I graduated I got a job at Florida State University as a contract employee. Then I was diagnosed with leukemia. I needed chemo therapy and a bone marrow transplant. When I returned to work my department chair & dean told me that my contract would not be renewed because I did not do my job. I reminded them I had been in the hospital receiving cancer treatment. They said yes, but you didn\\\'t do the job. When I was ill I wasn\\\'t eligible or a medical leave of absence or I would have lost my health insurance. In the end I was not renewed because of my cancer. I am now unemployed and unable to pay back my student loans.