State Representative Stacey Evans is a leading education advocate in the General Assembly. And she’s going on the offense against HOPE cuts, tuition increases, and student loan debt.
Addressing rising tuition must be done nationally and locally. And it is going to be hard. But, in the meantime, we cannot continue down the unsustainable path of passing the cost off to the student in the form of large debt. It’s bad for the student, their future, our economy and the state as a whole.
Rep. Evans recognizes the threat of Georgia’s growing student loan debt for what it is: the state’s biggest crisis that our leaders aren’t talking about. 1.5 million Georgians owe more than $44 billion in student loans–largely thanks to years of conservative assaults on school funding and the HOPE Scholarship.
Rep. Evans is planning to introduce legislation that will repair damage done by the right wing supermajority to education, and we need to support her efforts by tackling the student loan crisis head-on. We can only do that, however, if you’re involved.
We need to know what you think about the crisis, and how loan debt affects you.