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H.R. 4508 significantly reduces the amount of financial assistance available for teachers. Prospective teachers will no longer be able to take advantage of TEACH Grants, which help pay for undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs. There is also a significant decrease in the amount of forgiveness available to teachers once in the classroom - Loan Forgiveness for Teachers, Loan Cancellation for Teachers, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness are all eliminated under H.R. 4508. It is no secret that teachers are often underpaid; the country should be doing more to support teachers, particularly those who choose to serve in high-needs areas.