- - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

There has been much talk about the student-loan crisis. There is indeed a crisis, with nearly $1.5 trillion owed. Many of the students who have taken out these loans are not able to repay because they have ‘gifted’ themselves with degrees in various fashionable fields of so-called ‘studies,’ fields with no hope of leading to employment in the students’ chosen (counselor-suggested) avocation. The solution to this problem is obvious but not easy.

Many of the students are not prepared for — nor do they benefit from — these courses. They do not belong in college.

Let’s make the schools in question put some skin in the game and share the students’ loans, fifty fifty. If they did that, colleges would not accept marginal students, and their counselors would never direct easily led pupils into fields that make them unemployable.

ROBERT H. BELTER

Carmel, Calif.

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