These students were ruined by predatory colleges. Now they're getting even -- an illustration by Susie Cagle
In case you missed it, Susie Cagle published an inspiring comic about the Debt Collective's efforts to fight back against predatory colleges and the Department of Education. She tells the story of brave strikers from the beginning, describing in vivid pictures how the government funded the scam, how the Debt Collective decided to get involved, and how the Department has so far failed to cancel the fraudulent loans.
Cagle features the stories of Freda Judie:
Freda: "We aren't whiners and losers. There were a lot of hardworking people who got ripped off -- a lot of mothers, a lot of minorities, and a lot of kids in foster care like me."
Ann: "They told me I qualified for financial aid -- I thought that meant Pell Grants. I didn't even know I was getting loans."
Ami: "... you're stuck paying debts that prevent you from bettering your life."
& Pam Hunt:
Pam: "I was basically teaching myself the course curricilum was so easy -- I'd equate it with a 12th grade political science class."
Read the whole story here. And help spread the word that the Department of Education should do its job and cancel the debt!