Aid to for-profit colleges – Not a matter of racial justice
Democrats are proposing to add US$550 to annual Pell Grants, boosting the award amount from US$6,495 to US$7,045. The increase would apply to students at non-profit and public universities, but it would not apply to for-profit institutions. It’s expected, then, that private for-profit schools would move to protect or improve their interests, potentially affected by the upcoming government policies. That’s par for the course for US businesses.
At first glance, it may seem unfair to exclude for-profit institutions, which have high percentages of students of colour and poor students, from the funding increase. But a closer look reveals that including the historically scandal-ridden industry could perpetuate the problem of inferior education options for already-vulnerable populations.
Full report on the Reuters site