debt. Research shows that more fu…o make sure lower-income and middle-class students have a better chance of graduating without debt. Research shows that more funding for non-tuition costs helps improve graduation rates, which must be our goal.
It’s funny, because things like this are usually said by the most privileged people imaginable. It’s easy to see why a guy who’s been able to easily afford a gym and fresh food his entire life would assume that anyone not exercising and eating well was making an intentionally unhealthy choice.
A homeless friend once shared a story about when he needed a toothbrush. He stood in front of a grocery store displaying a sign asking for money to buy the toothbrush. It wasn’t long before people started to give him food. He gratefully accepted multiple bags of fast food meals as he tried to collect money to buy a toothbrush. He set the bags next to him. Although it was clear he had already been given food, people continued to give him more. He never was able to purchase the toothbrush he needed.
Here is the thing I want to hammer on. When the front row (me, you, pundits, politicians) call Trumps voters, the back row, stupid. Or dumb. Or idiots. When we scold them for supporting such an awful man (he is!). That plays right into everything they have been told all of their lives.
…. Shoddy degrees aside, pinning defaults squarely on schools though blatantly ignores the fact that defaulting on a federal student loan in the face of so much assistance and generosity requires an almost unbelievable level of personal disregard.