Rainbow PUSH sponsors college tour
One hundred twenty high school students departed Saturday on a tour of historically black colleges and universities.
Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Jesse Jackson said the Coalition sponsors the week-long bus tour.
"There are more young blacks in jail cells than there are in classrooms, college classrooms. We must break that cycle," he said.
Jackson also said the Coalition has raised scholarship money to try to help 194 students attending college currently. He warned that high college costs are a serious burden for students.
" They are trapped in the student loan debt crisis. The cost of student loans are exorbitant. I mean, Spellman, $34,000 a year," said Jackson.
Reverend Jackson said college tuition and student loan expenses should be an issue in the presidential campaign.
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