Barack Obama Talks Student Loans with a Real Live Student!
There is an excellent video clip on YouTube that shows Obama talking to a Wayne Community College student and her financial officer about her loan debt. Apparently, this is from this past June, but I didn’t come across it until today (thanks to Financial Aid Finder), and I thought it was worth posting.
At one point during the clip, the student (Marilyn Pace, who is studying to be a dental hygienest) breaks down in tears, and Obama comforts her. There isn’t really anything about substantive policy here, but I do think it bodes well for Obama that he has reached out to real people in real need and seems to understand that loans aren’t always the answer.