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  •  Pells could be restricted to public schools... (0+ / 0-)

    ...to use the program more strategically. I see no reason for a low income applicant (i.e., Pell qualified) to consider a more expensive private school (i.e., also seek student loans).  But overall I'd like to see more strategic use of more Pell funds producing more grads, more grads from low income families, all with no/less outstanding loans.

    Ryan's proposals are all shallow, stale, retrogressive, and unimaginative.

    Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

    by kck on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 10:32:42 AM PDT

    •  Often the private schools (1+ / 0-)
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      have considerably more access to financial aid. In my particular circumstance, I would have ended up paying more at a state school.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 04:05:47 PM PDT

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    •  Restricted Pell Grants (0+ / 0-)

      And we should do this to keep the common trash out of the private schools so we don't infect the elite gene pools?

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        We should do this, where and when it makes sense, to keep the common investments of public funds (e.g., public schools, colleges, and tuition grants) in the hands of the public and not siphoned off into for profit schools.

        Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

        by kck on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 01:23:13 PM PDT

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