How can our young adults prepare against the risks being handed down to them?
Tuesday's debate at Hofstra University is the second of three presidential debates -- all held on college campuses. Yet in the first presidential debate, there was only one mention of how the tough economy is affecting young people.
Governor Mitt Romney remarked that half of recent college graduates can't find a job. He was likely referring to the government data that showed 53.6 percent of people under age 25 with a bachelor's degree -- about 1.5 million people -- were unemployed or underemployed.
College students are disillusioned by this economic reality, and they are eager to hear the candidates address the issues that concern them.
Since the moderator did not ask how the economy would impact young people, I posed this question to college students: If you were given the opportunity to ask the presidential candidates a question at the next debate, what would your question be?
Students responded with the following questions:
What is a realistic plan to see a balanced budget in our future and an actual reduction in the debt and deficit?
Would you be more focused on alleviating the cost of college, or opening up job opportunities for college graduates?
What advice would you give to the average millennial who faces uncertainty with healthcare, social security and a massive debt? How can our young adults prepare against the risks being handed down to them?
How do you think governmental regulations have contributed to the rise of college tuition?
What are the chances I'll have a good job waiting for me when I graduate?