Sarah Built a Robot Herself to Avoid College Debt
This fun and entertaining video from the Foundation for Economic Education YouTube Channel brings to light the severe problems of our education system.
Life and career success are highly dependant on getting in the right college and graduating with good grades. Unfortunately, college attendance today leads to overwhelming debt that cripples students' future.
According to Make Lemonade, just in the US alone, there are over 44 million students who together owe $1.5 trillion in student loans. This makes student loans the second highest consumer debt category after mortgage debts.
In this cool and peppy video, a student named Sarah goes off to college to study robotics. She then discovers how complicated, expensive and probably ineffective our college systems are.
The video brings up important facts about how we approach education and how only very few come out of that system with a positive outcome. It also has Sarah build a pretty nifty robot with an identity crisis.
The video of Foundation for Economic Education is worth watching for the statistics on student loan debt alone. But mostly it is worth a view because it forces to really think about our education system and how we might do better to give more people access to a good life.