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Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 11:09 p.m. MST

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Government-backed student loan debt has mushroomed in the United States, as have defaults on those loans. About 5.9 million people nationwide are at least 12 months behind on student loan payments, up by a third over the last five years, the New York Times reported on Sept. 8. One-sixth of student loans with a balance are in default, amounting to $76 billion, according to a survey of state-high education executives.

There are strategies that can help student loan debtors avoid default and its consequences, although recourse is less available than for other debt types. Avoiding over-indebtedness remains a better option than any of the cures

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Mcallen, TX

Every year or two, some new research based idea pops up. Then extra funding is needed to implement it.

It's just words that sound good. What kind of experiences do children get from sitting in a chair forty hours a week, or learning test taking strategies?

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