The Paisano

In Texas, falling behind on student loan payments can cost you your license to work

Roderick Scott, in his Dallas classroom on March 12, 2018
Courtesy of Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune

Shannon Najmavadi

April 4, 2018

When Roderick Scott Sr. submitted an application to renew his teacher’s license in the summer of 2015, he thought the matter was handled. He had no idea that, months later, a decades-old Texas law would nearly derail his career as a middle school teacher in north Dallas because he’d defaulted...