An Obama administration initiative to end a 20 year ban on giving prisoners Pell grants seems to be quite popular among Congress members in both aisles. Pell grants are federal grants, issued with no need for repayment. According to article writer Ms. Grasgreen, the initiative could happen as soon as this week.
|Arne Duncan, Education Secretary|
Already, the Obama administration has increased the amount of federal aid available by over $50 billion, and tax benefits and credits by an additional $12 billion. Is the Obama administration's increased education related spending worth it? Though this bill's intentions may be kind, are the actions redundant, or useless even? What do you think?