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Don’t let Congress make a foolish decision on Pell
Shortsighted. Foolish. Dangerous. These are just some of the words that could describe what Congress has proposed.
As it negotiates the nation’s 2012 spending bill this week, Congress will determine the fate of Pell Grants, the support that helps millions of working-class students earn their way into the middle class and create a stronger workforce. But instead of protecting this critical investment in our collective future, the House of Representatives would rather kick more than half a million students out of the program within the next few months.
It’s time to fight back. Tell Congress that balancing the budget on the backs of hard-working college students is a shortsighted decision that will set our nation back in the long run. During times of financial crisis, we must protect our future, not decimate it.
In these final days of the congressional session, deals are being struck in the back rooms of the Capitol. If we aren’t loud enough about the importance of Pell, Congress could throw a wrench in the future of millions of students.
Act today: Tell Congress to stand up for students and Save Pell.