Debt Seen to Deter Careers in Teaching
More than 23 percent of students graduating from four-year public universities and 38 percent of those graduating from private colleges have too much student-loan debt to live on the average salary for a starting teacher, concludes a report by the State Public Interest Research Group’s Higher Education Project.
The Washington-based organization compared the student debt of recent college graduates with starting salaries to determine the percentage of students who would not be able to afford to pay back their loans without “significant economic hardship.” The study found similar financial hardships for recent college graduates who might work as social workers.
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- High School Director of School Support and Improvement
- Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD
- Upper School (6th-12th grade) General Studies Principal
- Robert M. Beren Academy, Houston, TX
- TEACHER RECRUITMENT
- Mott Haven Academy Charter School, Bronx, NY
- Superintendent, Clarke County Public Schools
- Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Berryville, VA
- SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS - CANTON, MS
- Canton Public School District, Canton, MS