The Atlantic Wire, via USA Today, via the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, reports that Americans now owe more than $1 trillion in student loans. Included in this report are other disconcerting pieces of information, the most troubling, to me at least, is that “students are borrowing twice as much as they were a decade ago, adjusted for inflation, so that that $1 trillion student loan bill is double what it was five years ago.”

Knowing that, does anyone wonder why “college kids without jobs” are protesting day and night? If you had a six-figure student loan bill and no possibility of earning income, how would you react in such a stressful, seemingly insolvable situation?