04/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

$115,000 In Debt

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit as part of the HuffPost College Student Debt series.

At the age of 50, I went back to school to get certified to teach high school English and to get my Master's. I had to work at the same time. After eight years, with 3 of 5 kids still at home, I'm teaching but am in danger of losing my job due to Indiana's public education budget cuts. At $115,000 and holding. I'll be in my eighties by the time this is paid off.