Make stu­dents em­ploy­able again

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

There has been much talk about the stu­dent-loan cri­sis. There is in­deed a cri­sis, with nearly $1.5 tril­lion owed. Many of the stu­dents who have taken out these loans are not able to re­pay be­cause they have ‘gifted’ them­selves with de­grees in var­i­ous fash­ion­able fields of so-called ‘stud­ies,’ fields with no hope of lead­ing to em­ploy­ment in the stu­dents’ cho­sen (coun­selor­sug­gested) av­o­ca­tion. The so­lu­tion to this prob­lem is ob­vi­ous but not easy.

Many of the stu­dents are not pre­pared for — nor do they ben­e­fit from — these cour­ses. They do not be­long in col­lege.

Let’s make the schools in ques­tion put some skin in the game and share the stu­dents’ loans, fifty fifty. If they did that, col­leges would not ac­cept mar­ginal stu­dents, and their coun­selors would never di­rect eas­ily led pupils into fields that make them un­em­ploy­able.

ROBERT H. BEL­TER Carmel, Calif.

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