Indebted students in the red
Indebted students in the redUS university students feel pressure from mounting debt.
The US boasts the best universities in the world, consistently ranking in the top tier levels. However, many students have been feeling the burden of a hefty price tag. The US now has more than $1 trillion in outstanding student loans as tuition costs continue to rise. We look at a generation of American graduates emerging from university with crippling student debt.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with Andrew Kelly (@AndrewPKelly) of the American Enterprise Institute and Claudia Dreifus (@claudiadreifus), co-author of “Higher Education?: How Colleges are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids—and What We Can Do About It”. Members of the Stream community also join the discussion via Google+ hangout.
What do you think? With student debt seen as a widespread problem in the US, is the price of higher education worth the financial burden? Send us your thoughts and comments on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #AJStream.
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