Please support their efforts. They have made it easy to contact your representatives in just a few minutes or less.
Discharging loan debt is not the only solution to the crisis, but it is a major step, and offers relief to the most severe cases, where lives are literally being ruined. If gambling debt, and all other types of debt can be declared in bankruptcy, why should student loans be excluded?
Please take action. On the most basic level it shows politicians that this issue is on the radar, and people are getting pissed.
If your school belongs on the "DEBT REGRET SHIT LIST" featured in the right column, please let us know by e-mailing this blog. Your name will not be used- just provide the name of the school, year of graduation/withdrawal, type of degree, amount of debt owed, and an optional comment. If you regret your debt tell others so people can avoid the same mistakes. It is not just complaining. The real picture needs to be made clear to potential borrowers.
In the coming weeks, particular degree fields and how they relate to the debt crisis, will be featured here. Information is still being gathered to present it. If you have any other ideas about particularly rancid academic/career investments let us know.
WHAT ACTIONS CAN WE TAKE TO HELP PEOPLE AVOID MAKING BAD DECISIONS ABOUT ATTENDING SCHOOLS AND TAKING ON OPPRESSIVE DEBT?