Shame on you for writing such a thing. A lot of 18-year-olds are confident, but describing her as arrogant is in such poor taste.
Furthermore, your main argument is just flat wrong: taking on ANY debt for a college degree is BAD. I don't care if it's federal or private. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE WRITING THIS DRIVEL.
We need to radically restructure the student lending industry. We also need journalists to take a closer look at the fact that we have a new crisis on our hands - the student lending crisis. We've created an indentured educated class, and you - like many of your mainstream journalist writers and so-called debt counselors - downplay this disaster. Instead of highlighting one case, why don't you do some inventory like the Huff Post has and then write a story about how this crisis is affecting hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions). Let's stop this blame game. It's obvious who's to blame - the student lending industry. They've done a lovely job of making money off of students. It's a shame that nobody wants to hear from the perspective of the debtor.
If we continue to make people take out loans for their education, you can kiss our stance on the global level good-bye.
There is a new clip out about my own work as an advocate. If you are struggling or unable to pay off your student loans, I urge you to get in touch with me.