As a public school special education teacher, I oppose President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut public education funding and end the loan forgiveness plan for teachers who teach is high-need areas and in high-need schools. The program was started in order to recruit more teachers and to combat the rising cost of higher education. Teachers do not enter teaching to get rich. We enter to teach and to make the world better for the next generation.
If making money were my main goal, I would have become a member of Congress and voted for pay raises,a pension even after only one term of service and excellent health care.
I believe Congress is taking care of itself while the rest of the public servants are left to fend for ourselves. I hope our members of Congress will stand up for our rights and not remain silent because they need money from lobbyists for the next election.