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Gloria Negrete McLeod on Education

 

 


Invest upstream in kids and get tremendous benefits later

One early childhood approach in fostering long-term success for young people, involves upstream investment; concentrating on individuals who have not committed a criminal offense to identify effective programs that moderate these factors before an individual commits a crime. Upstream investment increases the likelihood of young people going to college and creates opportunities in earning higher lifetime incomes.

Another approach is early intervention programs that engage children throughout their learning experience and childhood development. Early childhood interventions yield a tremendous benefit to individuals, children and families. Targeting at risk children and families aids, early childhood intervention reduce crime, substance abuse, child abuse and may help improve educational, health outcomes, and income.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, negretemcleod.com , Nov 6, 2012

Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years.

McLeod co-sponsored Student Loan Fairness Act

Congressional Summary:Student Loan Fairness Act:

Opponent's argument against bill: (Blog post on voices.yahoo.com, "Why I'm Against the Student Loan Fairness Act"): The two key points to this bill are:

  1. The 10-10 plan: Where an individual would be required to make ten years of payments at 10% of their discretionary income, after which their remaining federal student loan debt would be forgiven.
  2. Cap federal interest rates at 3.4% and allowing existing borrowers whose educational loan debt exceeds their income to convert their private loan debt into federal Direct Loans.
    Source: H.R.1330 13-H1330 on Mar 21, 2013

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