The hashtag #CollegeTuitionSoHigh is trending on Twitter. Looking at the myriad of tweets flashing across the computer screen, one thing is abundantly clear: The broken college tuition and student loan system in the United States is in desperate need of repair.
Person after person told of the crippling debt they face after pursuing a college education.
— Elisha (@elisha1022) May 21, 2016
##CollegeTuitionSoHigh almost every single one of my friends will still be paying theirs in 2 decades. LOL?
— Jordan Freiman (@JordanFreiman) May 21, 2016
#CollegeTuitionSoHigh the longest relationship of your life will be with a woman named Sallie Mae.
— Shane (@sbliss89) May 21, 2016
— Bryant (@ChampuPapi6) May 21, 2016
#CollegeTuitionSoHigh I wish they’d bring back debtors prison so I’d have a back up plan on my loans that included food & shelter
— Spottless Marxx (@SpottlessMarxx) May 21, 2016
#CollegeTuitionSoHigh that today on the menu is rice, and tomorrow it’s also rice, and the day after that maybe ramen
— Alexandria (@SklenarAlex) May 21, 2016
#CollegeTuitionSoHigh They call it Collegeing my way through Stripping now
— Local Man Reportedly (@mckinley_mike) May 21, 2016
Does anyone need to buy a kidney? Part of a liver? A lung, perhaps? #CollegeTuitionSoHigh
— Mr. Rodger (@MattRodger) May 21, 2016
— Brendan McInnis (@BrendanMcInnis) May 21, 2016
Others talked of the current presidential primaries and the promises of both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to reform the system. Clinton has declared her commitment to an affordable college education while Sanders has run on a platform of free public college education for all.
Hillary has a specific, realistic, plan to make college affordable and ensure access to quality higher education #CollegeTuitionSoHigh
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) May 21, 2016
— Ashley (@AshleyStarr1985) May 21, 2016
Still others pointed out that the United States lags far behind the rest of the world when it comes to providing higher education to its citizens, something Bernie Sanders has worked to bring to the forefront of the conversation.
— Johnny Dangerously (@Enjoneer01) May 21, 2016
Clearly, something needs to change. Overall, the general sentiment of #CollegeTuitionSoHigh was this:
— Charlita Huffman (@CharlitaH) May 21, 2016
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