How college loans exploit students for profit

Title:
How college loans exploit students for profit
Speaker:
Sajay Samuel
Description:

"Once upon a time in America," says professor Sajay Samuel, "going to college did not mean graduating with debt." Today, higher education has become a consumer product -- costs have skyrocketed, saddling students with a combined debt of over $1 trillion, while universities and loan companies make massive profits. Samuel proposes a radical solution: link tuition costs to a degree's expected earnings, so that students can make informed decisions about their future, restore their love of learning and contribute to the world in a meaningful way.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
closed TED
Project:
TEDTalks
Duration:
11:48