Caitlin Zaloom is the author of Indebted, which breaks through the culture of silence surrounding the student debt crisis, revealing the unspoken costs of sending our kids to college. Jennifer Morton is the author of Moving Up Without Losing Your Way, which looks at the ethical dilemmas of upward mobility—the broken ties with family and friends, the severed connections with former communities, and the loss of identity—faced by students as they strive to earn a successful place in society. Here they discuss the financial pressures of paying for college and the impact on the lives and well-being of middle-class families.
About the Authors
Caitlin Zaloom is associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University. She is a founding editor of Public Books and the author of Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London. She lives in New York City. Twitter @caitlinzaloom Jennifer M. Morton is associate professor of philosophy at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY and senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.