These articles … they are all the same. They open with bereaved parents, moms and dads dealing with the death of a young adult child. There is Angela Smith, whose son Donte Newsome, 25, was murdered in 2008. Or David and Rose Prior, whose son Andrew, 23, died after getting hit by a drunk driver in 2010, shortly after graduating from Northeastern University.
And then you discover these parents have something else in common besides tragedy. They are all fighting the $1tn monster that calls itself the student loan industry.