February 15, 2007

Education Department Official Defends Bush’s Plan to Kill Supplemental Grants Program

Posted in Grants, Student Loan News at 9:12 AM by Joe From Boston

“In a speech delivered to college presidents on Tuesday, the new under secretary of education defended the administration’s plan to end the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program and called on colleges to help the department remake the federal student-aid system,” reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. “The implicit message to colleges, and to the council, was that they should focus on the broader goal of increasing access and not spend their time protecting programs that the department regards as inefficient.”