PBS NewsHour

Some teachers trapped by debt get Education Department help

Clip: 12/11/2018 | 6m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

The idea of the TEACH Grant program was simple: Teachers got a grant to pay for college or graduate school, and in exchange they agreed to teach for four years where they're needed. But an investigation by NPR found that inflexible rules were turning free grants into costly loans. William Brangham speaks with NPR's Cory Turner about a federal fix for program recipients.

Aired: 12/11/18

Rating: NR

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