January 15, 2020
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Stefanie Sedlar was forced to put her plans to start a family on hold to pay off nearly $100,000 in student loan debt.
A special education teacher for Mount Pleasant Public Schools, Sedlar is one of countless dedicated teachers and other public school employees who start their careers swimming in student loan debt.
Like many teachers across the country, Sedlar was promised that a large chunk of her federal loan debt would be forgiven through a program recruiting educators into high-needs schools. Such programs help attract the brightest and best teachers to our classrooms to prepare our kids for success.