GOP takeover signals major changes for higher ed

“Increasing federal subsidies for higher education—whether in the form of Pell Grants or student loans—shifts the responsibility of paying for college from the student, who directly benefits from college, to the taxpayer,” Lindsey Burke, an education policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation, wrote in a Nov. 16 report published by the Washington, D.C.-based organization. “Transferring the burden of student loan financing from university graduates … to the three-quarters of taxpayers who did not attend college is unjust.”

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