By Lee Russ, Section Ranting
Get the feeling that your future prospects are starting to dim? Considerably?
Say. you just might be a minority in one sense, or, if you believe me, a part of a coming majority.
The steep increases in college costs, the tightening of financial aid and student loans, and the stagnant or shrinking incomes of the bottom half of America present a 3-pronged attack on the ability of the non-affluent to go to college. Even state colleges, which used to be the common American's answer to the financial, familial, and academic elitism of America's private colleges.
But, it's the 21st century, the compassionate conservative has been in office for 6 years, and....hey, look what the AP has to say:
Financial aid and recruiting policies are making public flagship universities less accessible to minorities, according to a national research group that gave the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a D grade.
Boy, how long do you think it took the public universities highlighted in the report to decide that the report was methodologically flawed? That's right, the claim was instantaneous with the release of the report.
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