Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Student debt in Wisconsin among nation’s worst - Rory Linnane, USA TODAY

College is increasingly vital for the economy, yet the education system is segmenting students. Some are groomed for college; some are forgotten. Some are able to fork over mounting tuition payments; a growing number are not. Seventy percent of college graduates in Wisconsin leave with debt, making students here the third most likely in the country to have debt. On average, each debtor graduates about $29,000 in the red — more than ever before. As a student debt crisis boils, politicians are building platforms on college access. Over the next several months, with a series called Degrees of Debt, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin will be exploring the roots of the crisis and elevating conversations about how we can address it as a state. http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/2016/09/07/student-debt-wisconsin-among-nations-worst/89783246/

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