Waiting for ‘Superman,’ the highly-regarded documentary about the failures of our school system, is heightening national concerns over our education system. At the same time, inadvertently, The Huffington Post launched an Education page, and President Barack Obama unleashed a plan that would essentially reward teachers for guiding students to better test scores. Don’t get me started on the latter. In any event, all of this focus on the school system is making me wonder, at what point will the student loan/lending crisis be addressed and scrutinized?
If we can bail out banks, we can bail out former students who are knee deep in student loan debt. People like, well, me. I’ve been out of college since 1998, and each month, I’ve been paying off my loans…only, I’m not. I’m only paying the interest that’s been accruing. I wish I was more sensible when I was 18, and realized that perhaps getting a college education wasn’t worth paying for…for my entire life. Continue reading