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Monday, April 11, 2016

Graduate College Debt Free

Want to Graduate College Debt Free? Teach in a Rural Area

The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a way to graduate from college debt free.

Seanna Adcox | April 10, 2016

The catch? They have to spend eight years in the state’s neediest districts, where turnover is the worst and the closest Wal-Mart can be up to 45 minutes away. There’s another, perhaps even bigger, hurdle with Gov. Nikki Haley’s proposal: The state doesn’t have enough teachers interested in its current $5 million loan-forgiveness program.
“We’re in deep trouble,” said Melanie Barton, director of South Carolina’s Education Oversight Committee. “We used to go to Ohio and Pennsylvania a lot to get teachers. Now those states don’t have surpluses.”


<more at; related links: (Debt-free college is possible. May 19, 2012) and (Why Free College Tuition is a Bad Idea. February 4, 2016)>

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