Not sure why this isn't getting more play. Colleges and Universities are basically taking advantage of the poorer students and writing off their losses regularly while breaking down students who have to pay and pay and pay after graduating. THere is a trememdous discrepency here. SO?
It's not just higher education taking advantage: it is also Sallie Mae, the US govt., the collection agencies, the "credit repair" people, the lenders, the sub-lenders, the people that collections hire to find debtors, and the list goes on and on
The reality is this country is heading down facist lane in a fast and furious fashion. The ruling class could not possibly care less about students. Stop being poilite about this and get into the friggin streets and show some spunk like we did in the sixties.
I agree - tell me where to start, Joe! We are organizing... want to help?
Yeah, remember thousands of us out there protesting against the Vietnam war, and now where is everyone? Sooner or later there is going to be chaos; people are getting fed up with seeing the corruption in our civil servants, CEO's paying minimum wage and raking in millions for themselves, etc., I could go on and on. People need to stop being SHEEP, do some critical thinking and start writing letters to local, state reps., just DO SOMETHING.
This is getting way out of hand and it's about time something starts happening on our favor. I have been paying student loans since 2004. Is it ok to say that I should never have gone back to school? My mistake to go back in 08' thinking the job placement assistance program would be worth the $23K I pissed away and still pay for. I could have put a down payment on a house if prerequisites courses in high school existed for American education 101! We are suppose to be the future, what the...
This is getting way out of hand and it's about time something starts happening on our favor. I have been paying student loans since 2004. Is it ok to say that I should never have gone back to school? My mistake to go back in 08' thinking the job placement assistance program would be worth the $23K I pissed away and still pay for. I could have put a down payment on a house if prerequisites courses in high school existed for American education 101! We are suppose to be the future, what the hell are you doing! Forget everyone else and help your own people here! Thank God I have no children to put into the disgusting idea we have for education. Why are we even paying if there are no jobs anyway? 8 years for me to find one after graduation? What a damn shame.
This hasn't affected me and it probably won't, but I signed it anyway.
Makes sense for anyone that is educated.
Be fair to students. You people has not done anything to help.
Finally... after able to default on my loan due to disability/brain aneurysm. Approaching my 2 year annie date. NOW I am forced not to earn what I can. I AM FORCED TO STAY ON DISABILITY I HAVE 3-year INCOME MONITORING period. "THEY" will make me pay loan it back if I earn more than $12,000 annual. "They" keep me guessing on that one...MTC.
I believe that this cause would get a lot more signatures for this petition if Causes didn't require "to access your public profile, friend list, email address, birthday, hometown, current city and your friends' current cities" to do so. There is no reason Causes should have/need all of this information. Though I really wanted to sign the petition, I would have passed on it if it hadn't been necessary to post this comment.
This is bad. The only things Congress require are your full name, address, and zip code. This is to prove you are in their district and you are actually a real person, not someone trying to "stuff the ballot" with fraudulent signatures.
I am currently seeking legal relief from Sallie Mae, they send letters to my house demanding I write checks to re-pay them in full [nearly 30,000 USD] or else.... they have made my life a living hell since graduating from college in 2008 and have yet to help me. Ignoring years of my attempts to negotiate a payment I can make on my measly salary BELOW THE POVERTY LINE! It has to stop! They have destroyed my credit and harassed me for years PLEASE HELP!
We really should just sue them all for fraud, RICO, 14th amendment and 1st amendment, non-accountability for not enforcing the few existing laws there are, standard consumer protections (a whole list of them, not just bankruptcy).
I paid 5 dollars to promote this petition on facebook hopefully this helps Lord knows we all need it.
I've paid off my credit cards and all 3 credit scores are over 730 and I can't even get my own car loan due to my student debt. I work 2 jobs and I'm looking for a 3 one just to keep my head above water. I really need help. Millions of people need help.