A Case in point
Yesterday, Rep. Calvey exposed a real corruption of a higher ed. program. That program gives our hard-earned tax dollars to young students at our state-run universities. But the big universities started using that money to go courting students from other states and nations. Over $8 million of our taxes were abused in this way. The framers of our state did not dedicate us to funding colleges for this purpose. the Universities themselves were only put in existence to the extent that a a need cannot be met in the private sector. that's no longer the case. TU, ORU, OBU, OWU, SNU... there are many great world-class private universities in our state, but we force those private universities to subsidize their socialist competition (OU, OSU, and over a dozen other state colleges).
Several are calling for a means test to higher ed. assistance, rather than a massive annual infusion to higher ed. (nearly a billion dollars annually for most of the last 6 years). The infusion aloows the wealthy to get a 'half price' university education. Higher Ed. needs to be replaced with a PAL grant matching plan where FAFSA scores help determine family need, and the money follows the student who applies that grant to the cost of market-driven tuition costs.
Opinion of the Editor
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...