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AFT members are taking Navient to court

A class-action suit filed in federal court sets out serious allegations that student loan servicer Navient has misled borrowers in public service professions from accessing a loan forgiveness program to boost its own profits. The landmark complaint, which seeks millions in damages and class-wide injunctive relief, details a spate of systematic misrepresentations, untruths and misdirection pedaled by Navient to stop borrowers from enrolling in Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a 10-year payoff plan administered by rival servicer FedLoan.

A Decade of Neglect

“A Decade of Neglect: Public Education Funding in the Aftermath of the Great Recession” details for the first time the devastating impact on schools, classrooms and students when states choose to pursue an austerity agenda in the false belief that tax cuts will pay for themselves. The comprehensive report offers a deep dive into the long-term austerity agendas and historic disinvestment that sparked the wave of nationwide walkouts this spring.

Hoosier Education Wire

11-18-16

Teacher's focus on history pays off

Congratulations to Michael Potts, a Brown County Junior High School teacher and Ellettsville resident, who has been named the 2016 Caleb Mills Indiana History Teacher of the Year. The schools in Brown County have done exemplary work in teaching history in recent years. That’s been showcased by the fact that Potts and his students have won two national titles and two runner-up titles in a program called “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.”