Fri 4 December 2009, The Independent

New teachers to get loans paid off under the Tories

By Richard Garner
The best maths and science graduates will have their student loans repaid by the government if they decide to teach, the Conservatives pledged yesterday. Those with a 2:1 degree pass or better will be entitled to claim repayments for as long as they stay in the classroom. The scheme, based on a US initiative announced by President Barack Obama, will cover graduates in science, maths and engineering – so-called "Stem" subjects considered vital to the future of the economy.
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