|College students and recent graduates are carrying nearly a trillion dollars in student debt. According to a recent report, college graduates in 2010 walked away owing an average of $25,250 in loans; 9.1% of them were unable to find work. Others were forced to take low-wage jobs that did not reflect their skill level. Add to that the escalating cost of a college education-- California public universities increased tuition by 21%--and you all but eliminate low-income students from the collegiate ranks. It's a scandal that America has done so little to make higher education affordable to every citizen...
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