On Tuesday, New York University announced that former President Bill Clinton will be speaking at the university's commencement, which will be held on May 18 at Yankee Stadium.

I wish Bill Clinton would reconsider. NYU students have among the largest debt loads in the country. The university has simply not lived up to its responsibility to leave its graduates better prepared for a good life than when they started.

NYU's decades of soaring debt loads recently culminated in a student protest at the campus. In a country where an ever-increasing number of college grads are finding their life courses irretrievably altered by crushing debt loads -- and where default rates on federal student loans are running at over 20% -- Clinton should not be bestowing his endorsement on a college that is arguably a bigger part of the problem than any other college in America.

Here's an idea: Instead, Bill Clinton should lend his credibility to a college that has left its grads with a small fraction of the debt loads borne by NYU grads -- CUNY-Baruch. Only 37% of that college's grads borrow for college, compared with a national average of about two-thirds. And the average debt load is $14,676.

Speak at CUNY, Mr. Clinton. Let America know that students who do the smart thing and attend an affordable college are just as worthy of your time as anyone else.

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kenneth

Hey, let old Bill C. alone--he just might find a replacement for Monica Lewinsky among the NYU grads who would be willing to "work" in his Harem--I mean Harlem--office. Hillary will never find out, and, even if she should, who cares?

March 15 2011 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
marine1942

A child writing for children---

March 14 2011 at 6:48 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
richikid

LET THIS FOOL SPEAK ! LET THE NEW GRADS .....DO WHAT HE HAS DONE TO THERE PARENTS !.......... TEAR HIM A NEW RECTUM !


THESE GRADS KNOW THERE IS NO WORK FOR THEM !

LIKE OTHER 3 RD WORLD NATIONS ....THEY ARE ABOUT TO SEE A NEW ORDER
IS NEEDED IN THE U.S.A. !

EVEN NYU LAW STUDENTS CANNOT.... FIND MEANINGFUL.. .. WORK !

LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL AS THE WOMAN GARMENT WORKERS USED TO SAY ! NO WORK IN THE U.S.A. CLOTHES NOW MADE IN FORMER 3RD WORLD NATIONS........U.S.OF A. !.. soon to be one .... GOT NO WORK ! :-(
FOR AMERICANS..... only DEBT ! so pay your student loans ! UNCLE SAM

March 14 2011 at 4:49 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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March 14 2011 at 4:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
WEHATEYOURGUTS.C

WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO HEAR MORE BS FROM THIS LYING PIECE OF GARBAGE !
I WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT DEAD IN THE SAME ROOM BREATHING THE SAME AIR AS BILL OR HILLARY !

March 14 2011 at 12:34 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
WEHATEYOURGUTS.C

NO

March 14 2011 at 12:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ttlybttm

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March 13 2011 at 11:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rstrick514

Your right gtheel, except Bush got caught up in appeasing the Liberals instead of holding spending down. Also, who could look at Bill Clinton and be motivated when he disgraced the Office the President. What does this say about NYU for asking him in the first place ?

March 13 2011 at 10:34 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
stevestric

The comments by Zac Bisonnettte are stupid. First of all, NYU is a rspected private university. Baruch is a public institution with much lower tuition costs. The role of a commencement speaker is not to pass judgement on the financial performance of the school involved - but to convey wisdom to graduates and the world at large. The pettiness of this article is not fair to Clinton or anyone foolish enough to read it.

March 13 2011 at 9:28 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
elkhartbiker

This invitation by NYU pretty much follows the path of everything in New York--spend, spend, spend. The university doesn't care because it has the "unlimited rescources" of the taxpayer behind it. The students, raised to satisfy every whim, believe the government will eventually come along and "bail them out" of their college debt.

March 13 2011 at 6:21 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply