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978-1-7936-1430-8 • Hardback • November 2021 • $110.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-7936-1431-5 • eBook • November 2021 • $45.00 • (£35.00)
Robert Leslie Fisher is an independent researcher and author of The Research Productivity of Scientists and Invisible Student Scientists.
Chapter One: What is the Student Loan Debt Crisis and Why is it So Alarming?
Chapter Two: How Did We Get into This Mess and How Can We Get out of it?
Chapter Three: What Should You Do as A Student to Get into the Right College?
Conclusions and Recommendations
Robert Leslie Fisher offers a fresh synthesis of the literature on student loan debt and how it relates to particular college majors and future career trajectories. The debt crisis in the U.S. is a serious issue impacting families and this is an insightful take on the matter.— Mitchell S. Nesler, Vice Provost for Strategy and Planning, SUNY System Administration
In this thoughtful and well-researched book on the student loan debt crisis, Robert Leslie Fisher has explored an important new issue: the resulting lack of skilled professionals in health care and human services. Fisher is a long time civil servant, researcher, and writer and his compelling book deserves careful study.— David W. Palmquist, Executive Director, ESCOT, Inc., the Executive Service Corps of the Tri-Cities, Area in Albany, NY
The amount of student debt in the U.S. at $1.6 trillion is staggering and still rising. It has led The Federal Reserve Bank to take note and warned it may take action if this trend continues. But Mr. Fisher argues that we need to act now because the debt is already having side effects that, though largely neglected, can dramatically harm our economic well being. One of these major side effects is an adverse impact on a variety of occupations that serve the public interest that our country desperately needs if we are to prosper in the twenty-first century. For instance, we urgently need pediatricians, STEM teachers, and guidance counselors. Fisher also provides valuable advice for high school students planning to attend college to prepare for public service careers. I recommend this book for policy makers and parents of high school students thinking of going to college.— William Hammarstrom, retired civil servant