Thanks for the insightful op-ed regarding the student debt crisis, “Mortgaging the future prosperity of U.S. students” (Opinions, June 16): With the world economy already suffering from an ill-prepared workforce, financing of the U.S. educational system needs reform – not obstruction.
Republicans object to debt-easing on the basis of cost. They want economic stability – they got it. Real income for the vast majority of Americans has flat-lined for decades while the earnings for the non-vast minority, who largely bankroll the anti-reformers, is on its way past the moon.
An increasingly undereducated, debt-burdened population is just what we need if we want this trend to become permanent. There is a difference between investment and expense.
Jack Heinsius, Modesto