You are a great American and a great parent who raised exemplary tadpolesI worked while in college and with some assistance from my parents I didn't have to borrow money.
My wife worked and borrowed to get through school. It took years to get those loans paid off.
We told our 4 kids that if they worked while in school we would make sure that they wouldn't have to borrow money for a bachelors degree.
One chose to join the Marines in 2004 after one year of college.
One chose to get married after one year of college and get a PHT (put hubbie through).
One earned a full books and tuition scholarship and worked and we helped with room and board. He borrowed for medical school but paid it off a few years after becoming an Emergency Room Physician.
Our youngest got into an Ivy League school on the east coast, she worked and we cash flowed 5 years (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Engineering) with money from the Bullfrog farm.
So, no, I don't think we should be forced to pay for other people's college education.
I think you answered your own question. Easy loans drove up demand and drove up prices. It was just another vote buying scheme. Too add insult to injury, they turned it into another vote buying scheme. A two-ferThe question that needs to be asked and answered before the debate of paying off student loans is what happened to drive the costs so high that student loans are needed...?