I recently wrote the Sec. of Education about getting a system of free colleges. That was my Mother's dream for her students. Her college (Glassboro State Normal School) was free then (1928 - 1930); otherwise her family probably couldn't have afforded tuition.
Today, I finally got to my mailbox after a few days absence and found there was a reply. Not from the Sec. (oh, well), but from a director in their Federal Student Aid "division". Although I will give props that this director at least had read my letter and knew the gist of it, I was still dismayed by the answer. The director basically said this would take an act of Congress.
Well, d'oh? Call me a bit naive, but shouldn't the Department of Ed be advocating for STUDENTS? Has there been any thought to proposing or even advocating for such legislation?
So I thought one option for me to do would be to start a petition at change.org.
Someone started one already! So far only two signers. I KNOW we can get more!
For what it may be worth, please visit and sign the petition:
Of course thank you in advdance!