KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Teachers and lobbyists would be penalized for defaulting on student loans under legislation headed to the governor for his consideration.
The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Charles Sargent of Franklin passed the House 70-24 last week. The companion bill was approved in the Senate 32-1 last year.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, under the proposal individuals could lose the right to practice their professions if they default.
WMOT News bringing you results from the latest MTSU Poll each day this week.
MTSU surveyed 640 Tennesseans by phone, taking their pulse on political, social and economic issues.
One of the poll’s most interesting findings has to do with the way Tennesseans feel about their local schools and teachers.
Poll Director, Dr. Ken Blake, says state education concerns have been much in the news lately, so he wanted to probe resident's opinions on the subject.
Where school satisfaction is concerned, Blake says geography seems to be the deciding factor.