Published Online: September 30, 2014
Published in Print: October 1, 2014, as Teacher Incentives

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Teacher Incentives

"What Relief? How Student Loan Assistance Fails Teachers"

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Too few prospective teachers are using—or are even aware of—federal loan-forgiveness programs that could ease the financial burden of teacher preparation, a recent report from the centrist think tank Third Way contends.

The report says the current service requirements included in such programs are outdated and not in alignment with current demographics of the workforce.

The report, released this month, outlines the major federal-aid programs for teachers and concludes that they generally fall short of intended aims.

Vol. 34, Issue 06, Page 5

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