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White House convenes higher education summit

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 19, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    Can modifications be done without raising funding?

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 12:22 p.m.

    I knew a girl who had a Latino last name. She however was blond and blue eyed. About as Latino looking as Cameron Diaz. Well, she was going to UCLA. When she applied for student loans, financial aid, ect. she was overwhelmed with positive responses. When she showed up at the student aid office, things changed. They took one look at her and told her that she wasn't eligible for some aid. At the same place where we were working, a Latino guy, also going to UCLA had no trouble getting all the assistance he needed. He of course looked the part. Now this story, (which I'm sure some of you think I am making up), happened back in the 1970s. What I know from those days as well as today is that if a person in America wants a good education, it is there for the asking. ESPECIALLY if you come from a minority community. It's been that way for decades. The problem with minorities not getting education is not money, it is a social/cultural problem. I hope the summit addresses that. Not just throw more money at the problem.