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EDUCATION & STUDENT DEBT

Investing in education is an investment in economic and community development.

Student debt is too high. It cripples economic development.

In exchange for forgiving student debt, I support a program that would require that graduates of MA higher education work or own a business in Massachusetts for a period of time that is commensurate with the taxpayer funded benefit that they receive.

Tinkering with the interest rate on student debt is a distraction from the real solution. Such proposals do not address the errant public budget decisions that led to the situation in which students are making decisions to forego the continuation of their education.


The Oct 4, 2010 blog below contains the text of my public statement to a rally sponsored by the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM).

My October 1, 2012 press release establishes a close link between better budgets and affordable quality education. The amount of money needed for an individual to pay for public higher education is a function of the public budget, which the legislature is responsible for.

Related blogs:

Oct 04, 2010:  Public Higher Education

 

 

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