I’m 17 years old and I’ve vacationed all across Asia, Europe, and North and South America. I’ve had a life enriched with private schooling, classical piano lessons, sports, and all the books and opportunities I could ever want. My brother recently graduated from MIT and took out $2000 in student loans, not because he had to but because my parents want him to learn responsibility (they paid the rest). He now works on Wall Street.
I don’t think it’s fair that people are sometimes held back from opportunities because of financial situations. I know two really smart girls in my grade who didn’t apply to this great summer program (St. Paul’s) because they didn’t have the money. This is ridiculous. If we as a country want to keep moving forward, we can’t let any potential go to waste like this. Nobody should have their education or opportunities hindered because of money.
I am the 1 percent; I stand with the 99 percent.