Money for banks or to invest in students and institutions? Which is the better investment? Reblogged from AFT / FACE Talk,
Stop. Go to your phone and contact your Senator right this minute. Why?
Because right now, the Senate is in a serious debate, the outcome of which could jeopardize the fate of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. Republican Senators and key Democratic Senators are opposing the inclusion of SAFRA in the reconciliation process. But as Rep. George Miller stated today, the choice is clear:
So call your senators if you believe that Congress should pass a budget reconciliation bill that includes increased student aid, an improved student loan system, money to states and colleges to improve student success, and money directly to community colleges. Call your Senators if you think we should stop subsidizing banks and lenders and start providing money to students and their families so they can attend college and graduate without staggering debt levels. Call your Senators if you believe that academic staffing needs should be addressed through this bill.
As Rich Williams, Higher Education Associate for U.S. PIRG states: