Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Morning Wooten

Well, I'll be hogtied - we've finally got one where Jim and I completely agree.
While listening five years ago to legislators debate how to keep HOPE solvent long-term, Atlanta attorney Les Schneider concluded that something more was needed for students trying to afford college...The result four years later is a law sponsored by state Sens. Bill Hamrick (R-Carrollton) and Seth Harp (R-Midland), among others, creating a series of three low-interest loan programs. Rates start at 1 percent.
The loan system will be results based with rates set by the achievment of certain goals and post-graduation employment choices.

Frankly, I can't find any flaw except the current lack of funding. Given the state of the budget this may be a large hurdle but this is one idea where a way should be found. It makes a hell of a lot more sense than boat ramps.

And it came from Republicans. A fact that surely indicates why Wooten is so effusive and why Democrats should worry. At this point in the game, they can hardly afford to be outflanked on a core issue like education.

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