Higher Ed Should Be a RightSeptember 1, 2016 |
by David Cicilline
This month, this newspaper reported that college graduates in Rhode Island are now carrying an average student loan debt of $35,169 — the second-highest total in the entire country.
This is alarming and must be fixed immediately. The crippling burden of student loan debt is crushing the dreams of so many Rhode Islanders and poses a real threat to the long term economic competitiveness of our state.