so much on this.. certainly embedded in the debt thing.
but it does seam to tip the crazy.. as it hits us at our weak point.. our children. and/or.. it literally hits children… as we force future enslavement upon them.
ie: when we obsess/preach/mandate one route to success, the problem is, it’s not true. so it’s like we’re lying. and by standardizing/compulsorizing this one very expensive/exclusive route.. via a podium that takes up (rules) 7 hours a day for 12+ years for most all of us, we make the whole thing illegit/oppressive/abusive, to too many. no?
adding this page.. as i’m reading this article..
warren to obama
Now Warren is turning to the Department of Education, which, she argues, already has the power to address the problem. The department, which Congress has empowered to administer student loan programs, has broad authority to collect unpaid loans. But in many cases, it also have the authority to reduce or wipe away debts.
In her letter to Duncan, Warren charges that the federal government is projected to earn $110 billion in profits from student loans over the next decade due in part to the department’s “failure to implement congressional directives or utilize its discretionary authority to protect our most vulnerable borrowers.”
In their letter, the senators explain that under the Higher Education Act, the Department of Education has the authority to cancel federal student loan debts if colleges lied to the borrower or undermined the quality of students’ educations or finances. Many borrowers who attended a for-profit colleges, lured in by *misleading job-placement rates, for example, could qualify for loan cancelations under this authority.
* more i might be adding.. (might – because there is no end really).. on getting in ness… and legit ness.. and ridiculous ness… and cheating ness.. and standardized ness and …: yeah.. embedded/enslaved in debt:
the wisdom of going in debt to earn degrees in our youth to earn more money as adults is ever more doubtful.
Number of people with graduate degrees on public assistance tripled since 2007 http://t.co/9lRDn2ppeC
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/575341467318624256
Astra et al – and strike debt:
You are not a loan.
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faces of the student debt crisis in America, by the brilliant Isabeau Doucet @IsabeauD_ for Aljazera https://t.co/EowjhtqCut
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber/status/619943209121263616
Faces Of The Student Debt Crisis In America
土 (@GMarchbanks) tweeted at 5:53 AM on Sun, Apr 09, 2017:
‘Some 70 percent of college students now graduate into a condition of debt peonage.’
Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) tweeted at 7:34 AM – 11 Apr 2017 :
“Here’s The Fine Print On The Country’s Biggest-Ever Free College Plan” https://t.co/fnldXbZErf (http://twitter.com/Larryferlazzo/status/851790526550376449?s=17)
As few as three thousand CUNY students will qualify for Cuomo’s free tuition program. That’s less than one percent. https://t.co/WKXt7dig8n
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/studentactivism/status/852595000294731780