To Pell Or Not To Pell, Paying The Price – Ch 3 Reflection

Golden Gate Bridge disappearing into the fog.
This chapter certainly stirred a bit of fire in me. In particular, I spent a lot of time wrestling with this ethical question about the current state of the Pell program: Are we doing students from low-income families a service by funding part of their college expenses or a disservice by giving them false hopes? … Continue reading To Pell Or Not To Pell, Paying The Price – Ch 3 Reflection

Systems of Cost, Paying the Price – Ch 2 Reflection

Happy, smiling college graduate looking up to the sky. She is wearing a graduate cap.
Although this chapter provided some much needed context for the broader case of improving how we financially supporting college students, I’m not one that needs much convincing. I understand the needs and have even benefited from many of the mentioned financial aid sources. My main takeaway from this chapter is how complex the systems currently … Continue reading Systems of Cost, Paying the Price – Ch 2 Reflection

Stories from Paying the Price – Ch 1 Reflection

Book laying open on the table. The words are too blurry to see.
“The democratic community cannot tolerate  a society based upon education for the well-to-do alone. If college opportunities are restricted to those in the higher income brackets, the way is open to the creation and perpetuation of a class society which has no place in the American way of life.” – The Truman Commission (1) The … Continue reading Stories from Paying the Price – Ch 1 Reflection