Students are Choosing a Life of Education in the Trades Over a Life Spent Accumulating Student Loan Debt Amid Rising Costs of College

Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative
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4 min readMay 19, 2024

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Anyone who wakes up before 5 am and finds themselves at a gas station by 6 am has likely observed a growing number of 20-somethings standing in line buying energy drinks, cigarettes, and lottery tickets.

The trades: an exciting option for young people looking to start a career

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