Whereever she went the stories followed. Stories of crushing debt levels, institutional malpractice, and rising interests rates.
Yet another reason Clinton mattered.
She came to understand that loan debt, opioid addiction rates, and rising healthcare costs were the real American story.
In the broadest possible sense the student loan program is a net positive.
And it's getting worse. @staceyabrams' story is evidence of that.
The work I did on the 1992 Clinton campaign changed everything.
Not bad for a kid who never went to high school.
But I was secretly terrified.
The school I chose was the least expensive and smallest of the lot. It was the perfect fit.
The package was a mishmash of grants & scholarships but was comprised mostly of the various types of federal loans I qualified for, all of which were for the maximum allowed amounts.
My father died on October 17th 1993. In the middle of my first semester.
So, I ended my first semester with 9 credit hours but having borrowed for 18 credit hours worth.
At the time I didn't consider the debt.
I was encouraged to follow my bliss, experiment to find what interested me then study, study, study.
A, now, $160,000 dart board.
Almost half of that is accrued interest at this point.
They continue to grow in size.
If we demand debt free candidates we will be giving total power to the haves and leaving nothing for the have nots.
Donald Trump is the most cotrrupt man imaginable, and carries enormous debt
@HillaryClinton wanted to find solutions to this problem and had plans that would have helped people like me.
When @staceyabrams becomes the next Governor of Georgia I hope she will remember this moment and work to force a national conversation about student loan debt.
Hillary tried, but...