Monday, April 4, 2011

Pell Grant Chopping Block

The GOP wants to cut back Pell Grants so that students, including me, would have even greater hardship in going to college.  What are they, stupid?  For them personally, it doesn't matter because they can pay out of pocket for their children to go to college.  But if they want the country as a whole to remain competitive in the world, they ought to encourage, rather that discourage people's attempts to better themselves.  Maybe they're just worried that poor, smart students will easily outstrip their young ones when given a level playing field.

When you want something to die, you cut off funding.  If they want higher education for poorer students to die, they will cut  back the Pell Grants.  It might seem like a good idea to them since they and their friends and families won't be personally affected, but it would be bad for other people, and the country as a whole.

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