This past Thursday, The Daily Show went into the field with Aasif Mandvi to explore the student loan debt crisis with high school students. They had a college graduate with $170,000 debt spew out warnings and cautionary notes about the woes of student loans. His four-year, private education left him shackled with debt.
The Daily Show is brilliant with their splices, clips, and cuts, but I wonder how much the students can listen. We’ve been conditioned to believe that college comes next. Until Congress can fix the system, maybe high school students should look elsewhere.