Advocates: Economic Stimulus Needed for Education Too

Dervarics, Charles
December 2008
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;12/11/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 22, p10
The article discusses the education group which are asking for U.S. government help that will create school repair jobs and keep students in college. The Student Aid Alliance, an umbrella advocacy organization, has asked Congress for an immediate $500 increase in the maximum Pell Grant. An increase in the Pell Grant could provided enough to cover 80% of average tuition and fees at four-year public colleges. The financial requests from teachers' unions are discussed.


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