Fall Behind On Your Student Loans? You Could Lose Your Job

Over 44 million Americans carry student loan debt and almost the same number of people need to get a government-issued occupational license to work. And currently, 15 states allow licensing boards to revoke the occupational licenses of workers who fall behind on their student loan payments . This authority can extend to any job that requires a professional license—including teachers and nurses—putting millions of Americans in jeopardy of losing their jobs and falling into government dependency. Today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced that they are reintroducing the Protecting JOBS Act,…

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Ghana’s prisoners to have university education behind bars

The Ghana Prisons Service is on the verge of introducing university education programmes to qualified inmates who want to improve academically. According to the head of public relations for the prison service, Superintendent Vitalis Ayeh, three Ghanaian universities have been invited to extend their distance learning programmes to inmates, local Ghanaian news portal GhanaWeb reported. “We are in talks with the Universities of Ghana, Cape Coast, and [Education], Winneba to extend their services to the Prisons Service of Ghana so that these inmates who have qualified to enter university but…

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Kejriwal sees a huge scam behind demonetisation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that there is a huge scam behind the scrapping of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes. “In the name of tackling corruption, a scam is being carried out on a large scale. Some evidence has to come to light and TV channels are showing it. It is not something new that I’m saying,” Mr. Kejriwal told reporters at a press briefing on Saturday. “On November 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes will not be legal…

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