Thanks to Journalistic Investigation, Thousands of Teachers Will Be Relieved of Their Debt

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Post by phildidge on Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:00 pm

For years, hardworking American teachers have fallen pray to a convoluted federal program that resulted in thousands of dollars worth of grants being converted into debt. Now, thanks to a lengthy investigation from journalists at National Public Radio, and the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, their debt will finally be wiped away.

The TEACH program was originally created by the Department of Education to help aspiring teachers receive money for college or post-collegiate education by agreeing to teach in low-income, high-need schools for four years within an eight-year period.

The complex process required teachers to submit proof of their current school posting every year in a form described as “too complicated and confusing,” according to an internal Department of Education email revealed by NPR. One missed signature or even one missed date would invalidate the form and a teacher’s grants would automatically be converted to loans – with interest.


https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/thanks-to-journalistic-investigation-thousands-of-teachers-will-be-relieved-of-their-debt/

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