Go to Pell!

Pell Grants waste billions, reward poor academic performance and bribe unprepared students to go to college, a former Pell fan writes.

Also on Community College SpotlightNearly two-thirds of community college students receive Pell Grants for lower-income students. That’s up from 35 percent in 2000.

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  1. There ought to be minimum academic eligibility standards for Pell Grants and a time limit on their length.

  2. I agree and the standards should be SAT/ACT scores, not grades; grades are too easy manipulated. I was on campus in the 60s when many anti-war professors (particularly in the softer departments) would inflate grades to make sure the guys stayed on the right side of their local draft boards. I’d also place restrictions on what majors would be eligible.

  3. If only a restricted list of majors was eligible, higher education would probably be forced to downsize.  The effect would certainly show a “disparate impact” as well.

    In other words, it’s a great idea which will be attacked by the usual suspects.