Thirty thousand dollars.
That is how much a decent education will cost me.
Thirty thousand a year.
Thirty thousand that should go towards my family's debt right now but will only add to it in 2 years time.
"Why are these kids so lazy? Why don't they get degrees? Maybe then they wouldn't be so **** broke."
Well hey, the money we're hoping to make with our degrees means nothing when we're spending the first 10 'legal' years of our lives working to keep afloat,
keep the IRS from breathing down our necks,
keep pulling together just enough to not quite make rent yet again.
"Get a job. That's what I did growing up. You're just making excuses."
Yeah, and when you were growing up Yale's tuition was 5k and flipping burgers made enough to feed a family.
Brick by brick our fates are sealed,
Brick by brick we were set up for financial disrepair.
"Don't forget about FAFSA", right?
But of course, if you have an income, it's all going towards college, right?
Or if you don't, your middle class parents can afford to pay for you to go, right?
They don't need to give us a ton of help - rent is a luxury, remember?
Money is a luxury, remember?
Living is a luxury, remember?
And a great big ******* to the American education system.