This from Nancy at C-J:
They plan to lobby state lawmakers
They thought they were going to get their student loans forgiven in exchange for teaching in Kentucky's public schools.
But now many teachers who had been banking on the state's Best in Class loan-forgiveness program are wondering how they will pay off tens of thousands of dollars in student loans after a confluence of financial factors have limited how much money is available for the program.
"I feel like I've been made a fool," said Chris Rarick, a sixth-grade science teacher at East Oldham Middle School who moved his family to Kentucky because of the loan-forgiveness program. "I came down here, and they kind of gave me the slug in the belly."
Other teachers around the state feel the same, including members of an advocacy group in Jefferson County that this week began a mailing reaching out to those in the same position around the state.
About 5,000 teachers are estimated to be affected by the change in the program, which was aimed at getting people into high-need areas such as science, math and special education....