Lily’s Blackboard: Dimming the American Dream with Debt

by VanessaVaile

Cloaking Inequity

I was honored to guest blog about my family’s American experience with rapidly increasing college debt for NEA President Lily Eskelsen García at Lily’s Blackboard. The guest post originally appear here.

The NEA has had a recent focus on Degrees Not Debt.

The baby boomers went to college in the 1960s and 1970s at very little cost because their parents’ generation and those before them had made a commitment to publicly funding higher education. However, is that dream dimming because some boomers would rather have tax cuts instead of reasonably priced and high quality public education for the millennials and coming generations of students?

The experience of my family at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor represents the increasing generational debt load. My…

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