It would be a Free Market idea!
Thank you, sir!
We say that education is the key to a better future for America, but then we raise the costs of education to students by cutting government support for it. Thus, we once more expect the middle and working class students to take up the burden of producing educated workers - rather than providing them the help they need to do the job for us.
Janett, just a reminder that banks - are not government. Our government is involved in this private bank lending to the students only to guarantee that banks get what they are out to get. Our government -folkes are people, who are NOT free. They are in debt. And they are under the contracts for repayment also. Read my comments to Allison above.
No one goes into debt willingly but we did figureing we would do better in the long run. None of us figured that life would through a curve ball at us. Now are at a point where we cant pay off our loan as promised. I know there are others that feel like I do. I am so very sorry I cant full fill my pledge.
When I went back to school 5 yrs ago the map projection for a degree in humanities (youth counseling ) was very high. Now 5 yrs later programs have slowly been eliminated. I can't find work, keep up with the high cost of every day living expenses, and must worry about paying back student loans. " The American Dream = STRESS "
How true. Student loan debt cripples those who are disabled and living on SSDI and they still have to pay the debt until they die of else lose their home and the list goes on. It is true that you would have to be dead and there should be forgiveness for the disabled. Its a choice between paying the debt or eating, then there is medicine and food...what are we supposed to do to get forgiveness.
This is so true.
I noticed someone said you would have to be at death's door to get protection from the loan --not much of an exaggeration. If you are disabled and even on social security, it is VERY difficult to get your loan forgiven. And even if you do get lucky enough to get it forgiven, you can not borrow to go back to school ever again --not that that is a big problem. It just limits options to get an education in a professional field that has many openings and hence would enable the borrower to...
I noticed someone said you would have to be at death's door to get protection from the loan --not much of an exaggeration. If you are disabled and even on social security, it is VERY difficult to get your loan forgiven. And even if you do get lucky enough to get it forgiven, you can not borrow to go back to school ever again --not that that is a big problem. It just limits options to get an education in a professional field that has many openings and hence would enable the borrower to be gainfully employed. No second chance for the debt-saddled graduate --that's only for the gluttonous Wall Street fat cats...
Its pretty pathetic when they want to garnish mu social security for past student loans!
same here Sondra
Yes, my comments were in wrong place. Sorry O:-)
It's all good, Shirley -- even your 'mistake' has got to be 'great' (rhymes too!) -- as I replied with helpful information. :D
My mom died of colon cancer 3 husbands and a man I loved deeply only 28 years old ALL from some sort of cancer. A person that would even find humor in that---needs to be str uck down.
You must be referring to that Facebook page that made fun of soldiers with cancer - I agree: It is disgusting, but why, I wonder, do you mention that here, where health is not the topic? In any event, here is my research which shows how many countries use a vegan diet & avoid ALL processed milk product to achieve a MUCH lower cancer rate: www.GordonWatts.com/consumer.html
Shirley, God is...
Shirley, God is faithful to take care of your mother and other friends/relatives -in life -and in death, but they are more alive there than are we here.
The Klingon ambassador to earth suggests you create a petition of this sort on SignOn, as well, since (as you can tell from the link below), they do not have a time-limit, as does Causes: http://signon.org/sign/support-the-student-loan.
This post was directed @ Alan Collinge - and, thank you, once again, for your recent op-ed submission: It is both front page news on The Register as well as archived as the 'Read First' link on the Higher Ed research posted therewith.
SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS LINK..... WOULD NOT TAKE MY ZIP CODE AS VALID.... HELP!
Jan, try both variations of your zip code, both the 5-digit type (old style) and the "new school" 9-digit type -- for example, my zip code is 33801, but the 9-digit type is 33801-2113. Also, try the link again. LASTLY, see the front page news at www.GordonWatts.com or www.GordonWayneWatts.com for BOTH current petitions, this one (good link) and the "million signature" petition, and a few articles to help you understand why Alan Collinge's petition is correct.