19 Sep: Gill Measure To Establish Loan Forgiveness Program For Teachers Clears Education Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill (D-Essex) to establish a loan redemption program under which teachers could have a portion of their undergraduate loans forgiven by the state in exchange for work at a public school in New Jersey was approved today by the Senate Education Committee.

“Tasked with the responsibility of preparing the next generation of scientists, nurses and community leaders of our state, teachers have what is arguably the most important job there is,” said Senator Gill (D-Essex). “We have to do everything we possibly can to ensure that teachers who are educated in New Jersey are able to remain in New Jersey once they finish their education. A loan forgiveness program will serve as an incentive for our best and brightest to stay here after college and to choose a New Jersey school to start their careers.”