A few years ago, I read David Hackett Fischer's Washington's Crossing, the story of General George Washington's famous Delaware Valley campaign in December 1776. I found myself wondering why anyone stayed in Washington's army during that bleak winter and why anyone would get in a boat to cross the Delaware River to face the Hessians, the British Empire's hired killers. The weather was bitter cold, and some of Washington's men died from exposure.Press on, Press on, boys!George Washington, December 26, 1776
But somehow, a few brave men stuck it out with George Washington, and the Continental Army won an important victory that heartened a new nation in its struggle for independence.
I would not compare the battle for student-loan reform to Washington's crossing of the Delaware, but I am surprised how few people have raised their voices in protest at the ruthless exploitation of college students by the higher education industry--exploitation made possible by a corrupt and mismanaged federal student loan program.
Thus, I was heartened to hear from Alan DiCara of Winsted, Connecticut, who has launched his own blog about the student-loan crisis called Student Loan Action Group. Welcome to the fight, Alan.
I encourage my readers to check out Alan's web site at: http://studentloanactiongroup.blogspot.com/
And, as General Washington said to his troops on December 26, 1776: "Press on, Press on, boys!"
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David Hackett Fischer. Washington's Crossing. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.