Education = Economy, An Update

An Education Update!

D. Sharon Pruitt

Today, the House passed a bill preventing a doubling of interest rates on new student loans, which was scheduled to go into effect Sunday.

In New Hampshire, Gov. Lynch’s veto on a education tax credit for businesses was overidden — a “keystone” of the Republican agenda, as Sam Evans-Brown reported for NHPR on Wednesday.

And the New Hampshire Business Review has a story about Stay Work Play, an organization trying to solve two of New Hampshire’s biggest problems at once: New Hampshire students’ enormous student-debt burden, and employers’ skilled worker shortage. Recent graduates of N.H. colleges team up with local employers, who contribute $8000 over four years directly to their loan provider. In return, businesses “remain competitive by recruiting young, educated workers.”


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