Sunday, November 1, 2009

Quick Post - Creigh Deeds mentions loan forgiveness (gasp!)

In a recent Q&A, Creigh Deeds answered a question (here) about the rising cost of tuition and what he would do to help students saddled with student loan det.

The question: "What would you do about rising college tuition costs?"

Deeds: "[truncated version] I plan to offer targeted loan forgiveness to encourage students to enter high-need fields and fill jobs in high-need areas, such as teaching and health care and science."

Not the best answer in my opinion, but it's something - a tidbit, and I love morsels (Nietzsche taught me to appreciate the bigness of small remarks). I'm encouraged because it's obvious that there's an awareness of the student lending crisis, and it was actually a question raised. Of course, no one is really responding to those of us saddled with debt and graduated, but I'm heartened.

Who lives in VA? If you live in VA, I demand (ha!) that you call Deeds's office and tell him we'd support him, if he sticks to this plan!

His contact information is:

Northern Virginia Headquarter

2001 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (571) 303-2260

Deeds for Virginia
P.O. Box 11658
Alexandria, VA 2231 


Anonymous said...

We need forgiveness for all previous students. Even those who cannot find a job, are now disabled, or are temporarly wanting to stay home with their kids. We shouldn't have to suffer through a "specific" type of job for many years to get forgiveness...

Cryn Johannsen said...

I agree, and if you're in VA or have friends/family who are voting for Deeds, call him. Thanks for sharing . . .