The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development had a great conference last week. Bill Cosby was there! And, it touched on student loans. I wrote two papers.
The stunning interchange that really made me think was in the last session. La Tasha Best-Gaddy said that she had been interviewing students for the past year. She would go to campus, put up signs offering debt counseling, and meet with students at a nearby Starbucks. At one campus, she said that she spoke with 26 students. Together, they had more than $1 million in debt! These are people just starting out!