|English: Day 3 of the protest Occupy Wall Street in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
And I have applauded Obama in this space for taking the issue of student loan debt by the horns and trying to help.
However, in listening to NPR this morning, I was astounded by the story of a young woman on whom the reporter focused. She is a teacher in a Catholic School, who said she owes $160,000 and pays $1000 a month out of what must be a very modest paycheck.
What was this woman thinking? What were her parents thinking? $160,000 in loans to become a Catholic school teacher! Are you kidding me?
And who was advising this young woman when she was a student? Was it not irresponsible for the financial aid folks at her college to allow her to incur this kind of debt for that kind of career?
Bottom line: some somebodies were behaving irresponsibly in her case. That the NPR reporter didn't consider this angle to the story frankly surprises me.