Department of Education

Smart on Education

With the amount of grants and loans the government gives to students we could stucture it better to pay for more individuals to complete college with less debt and a better outcome after graduation. Currently we are giving students loans and grants over and above their college cost. We should be paying directly to the school only for the amount of tuition, books, fees, and necessary materials. Currently we give students... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Put an end to perpetual students on welfare

Stop funding the perpetual students on welfare. It seems there is a loop-hole in the public assistance programs surrounding continuing education such that some become perpetual students in order to extend welfare benefits. Scenarios such as intentionally obtaining a degree in a field for which no local jobs exist, failing or missing a course that is required for graduation, and/or changing majors after a few semesters.... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Arrange GS-5/6 Training around College Year

I have read a lot of posts that suggest eliminating the College intern program all together because College interns are lazy and useless. Having been a college intern myself I assure you, it is not that we are lazy or useless, but rather that we are treated as such. Every summer when college interns come to work, we are thrown into a corner somewhere, given mindlessly menial tasks to complete, never properly training,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

STOP College Tuition Assistance and Give Degrees from Within

Instead of paying millsions of dollars to schools for Service Member Tuition Assistance, develop inner service degree programs based on technical merit achieved while serving in a specific Military Occupation Specialty. The longer the service member serves and the military schools, leadership positions, rank and positions held while serving should accumulate credits towards techincal or equivalent degrees issued by that... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate Service Academies, or ROTC, or BOTH

There is no need to have both military service academies and ROTC. I am more inclined to say eliminate the service academies and allow the institutional costs of running a university to universities and not the government. Military academies were a good idea in the days when military instruction wasn't performed anywhere else, but times have changed and the need for these service academies is no longer present. We currently... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Colleges Should Charge In-State Tuition for GI Bill

I have to admit that recently my family was the subject of an unknown to us huge waste of government money. Since my wife and I are both veterans, our tuition is paid through the GI Bill. Since we don't receive the bill for our tution, we never knew we were being charged as out of state residents, even though we were both living in my home of record state. It wasn't until my wife's GI Bill ran out that we said, hey,... more »

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Department of Education

Better Management of Pell Grant Payments

Students that receive Pell Grants often have other sources of financial aid (such as state-funded programs and scholarships). Students often end up with more college funding than college bills. The surplus can be in the thousands of dollars. Students use this money to buy cars, high-end electronics, and other luxury items not associated with college. This is done at the taxpayer’s expense. Pell Grants should be paid directly... more »

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