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MJ Hegar on Education

 

 


Government should not profit off of student loan interest

Hegar said that student loans should be reevaluated so that the government "is not profiting off of student loan interest," and more options to pay back student loans, such as community service, can be given to students.
Source: The Texan on 2020 Texas Senate race , Jun 8, 2020

Investment in public school is investment in nation's future

Every child, regardless of where they come from or how much money their family makes, should have access to an affordable and quality education. I will advocate for Texas public schools and teachers, because I believe an investment in strong public schools is an investment in our nation's future. Teachers, educators, and school staff deserve to be treated with respect and to be paid salaries worthy of the critical service they provide to society.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website MJforTexas.com , Jan 20, 2020

Lower interest rates on student debt, ensure affordability

Far too many Texans struggle from crippling student loan debt. We must put an end to the government profiting off loans by lowering interest rates on student debt, while also ensuring all higher education is more affordable for current and future students. Every student loan should have a grace period of at least several months during which the loan does not accrue interest.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website MJforTexas.com , Jan 20, 2020

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