Archive for October, 2018

STUDENT LOANS

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

American young people in huge numbers are burdened for the rest of their lives with student debt, currently more than $1.5 trillion dollars. Not surprisingly, a majority of young people in this country back free college tuition and medicare for all.

I have never understood why the US does not provide virtually free education to all as most of the European countries do. I was fortunate to receive much of my education in France where there was a very small fee per semester and much financial support for living expenses available to qualified students during their years of university study. I had no student debt there to burden my early career as so many American students do.

It is not at all obvious to me how we can change things here in the United States. If I knew how, I would be working to make education available with only very small registration fees for all students.