With student loan debts on the rise yet again, it appears we are moving in the wrong direction. In 2008, roughly 1.1 million students graduated in debt, averaging approximately $25,000.00 each. In 2016, that number has jumped to 1.3 million students. Today, student loan debt accounts for 1 trillion dollars of the United States deficit.
Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee is trying to change all of that by offering free community college to not only high school graduates but adults as well. Check out how well this is working!