Mike Lapointe has it right in his letter, “How about a check for me” (Sun Journal, March 10). Why should taxpayers bail out just students unwilling to reimburse taxpayers, often for foolish, self-centered decisions? For those promoting the bailout idea, it is obviously all about buying votes or getting a freebie.

What we need instead is an overhaul of the student loan program, with no bailouts, and loans only for students studying for a degree with prospects to be employed in a career field with a reasonable income enough to pay back the debt. And, at an institution which has a track record for doing so.

Those people who want to study something else should do so on their own dime.

Peter Cipolloso, Oxford

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.