There are millions of Americas who, collectively, owe a staggering $1.2 trillion in student loan debt.

But this explosive amount didn’t always exist. Over the years, tuition costs at both public and private universities have risen, and as a result, so has debt. The direction of government spending and involvement of private banks have also made the loan game worse in the last 30 years.

In fact, the U.S. has gone from having the highest number of college degrees worldwide to now coming in at No. 14. But when and how did this change happen? Find out in this We the Voters short film. Read more…

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How the depressing reality of student loan debt has gotten worse