Appears in: The Conversation (reprinted in the U.S. News & World Report)
Katharine Broton and Sara Goldrick-Rab
September 25, 2015
The ramifications of this situation are dire, and not only for the students who cannot travel the higher education path to the American Dream. When a person makes a trade-off between food and other essential living expenses, such as paying for housing or medical expenses, it is also a sign of food insecurity – inadequate access to nutritious food… This is not just an issue of unaffordable debt and no degree. The nation’s economy is at risk as well.