Education Policy in the House of Cards

 
You may have noticed that I don't say that much about education policy on the 'Debt 101' website.
 
Usually, I just explain how the system works. And suggest ways for students and grads to survive it.
 
But of course, I'm very concerned about our higher education policy. I care about equal access and quality -- and the destructive effects of loading students up with debt.
 
That's wrong on so many levels - from moral to macro-economic. 
 
So I spoke my mind this month when I guest-blogged for the national association of student organizations known as CASA (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations).
 
Saddling students with high-interest debt just so they can participate in today's workforce is historically unfair and economically foolhardy.
 
On top of that, the cost of higher education is rising several times faster than inflation. Is that reasonable? Is that sustainable? Obviously not. In fact, it's a house of cards supported by easy credit. And easy credit is not going to last.
 
If you want to see more of my cranky views about what we're doing to Generation Debt, check out that blog at CASA.
 
© Jeannine Mitchell 2011-2012 
 

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