“What I want to say to the donors is thank you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for believing in me. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. I’m going to show you guys that investing me is the best thing you’ve ever done.”
Budget cuts reduce amount of Pell Grants available
“With less money, colleges have less money to enroll lower-income kids. So some of them are going out and recruiting more affluent kids actively. Others are probably not admitting the lower-income kids. I find this really worrisome because investments in education, historically, have really paid for themselves. And the idea that we’re making it harder for lower and middle-income Americans to go to flagship public universities strikes me as really short-sighted and self-defeating.”
David Leonhardt, New York Times columnist, as quoted in College Access Index Shows Shrinking Levels of Economic Diversity on NPR.