Exhibit A: Shocking. Hmph.
Exhibit B: Shocking. Hmph.
If we had good journalists and honest sources of news, we'd know that neither of these reports are "surprising." Also, if any of these journalists gave a damned, they'd be interested in the large number of student loan refugees who have fled the country for better job opportunities abroad. I am one of them. I wish I could be an advocate for student loan debtors and work for the Dept. of Education. Do you think they'd want to hire me? I'd like to think so, but I am growing more pessimistic by the day.
Or what about an organization who claims to be on the side of students? Ha. I doubt it. So, I write and write and write and organize and organize and organize from South Korea. I thank God for Korea - they hired me because of my background, degrees, etc., etc. I couldn't find that in my own country. That's a crying shame. But I don't feel bad about my circumstances. As I just said, I am grateful for South Korea. It's a privilege to teach these children. Arne Duncan could learn some lessons about education (K-12, etc.) from the South Koreans. They seem to have this education thing-a-ma-jig put together far better than we do. Moreover, we could learn some lessons about how to finance higher education from other countries, too.
Since I couldn't find a job in the U.S., I probably won't be able to make a convention I was invited to by the Rev. Jesse Jackson about student loan reform. Oh . . . the irony.
Right now, I feel like a HUGE FAILURE. I feel like I've failed millions of people who are part of the indentured educated class. That's doesn't make me wish to give up but fight more. But it still makes me so enraged and terribly sad.