So....I was reading in my school's paper about the amount of student loans people have. Did you know that the average student leaves with $17,000 dollars in loan debt? And that number's only going to increase because of the 11.9 BILLION dollar cut to education funding. Not only does it mean less "free" money, and more loans....but it means that the money WE AS STUDENTS ARE ENTITLED TO....is going to provide more tax breaks for the wealthy.
I don't know about anyone else, but this makes me angry. Bush claims to support education, Congress claims to support education; but when it comes time to cut funding from some part of the budget, 99% of the time, it's EDUCATION that loses. I could be completely off my rocker, but that seems like a SERIOUS contradiction. I'd actually be less angered if Bush just came out and said he didn't support education before making cuts to the budget, instead of claiming to support it and THEN making cuts.
Bush pisses me off, really.