This story caught my eye as I stood in line at the coffee shop this morning. We had just attended a ceremony for 800 graduates of York High School, Elmhurst, Illinois, among them our grandson. College tuition costs have (unreasonably) skyrocketed these past decades, and new graduates are, if fortunate enough to find employment, chained to their desks for most of their careers. Their student loans are permanent, cannot be discharged in any circumstances except perhaps death. I think the system is deliberate and abusive, a form of tyranny.
Read on for an affirmation of humanity.
Robert F. Smith, a very wealthy man, will pay off all student loans for 396 graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta. This is in effect a second emancipation from slavery, of another kind.