posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 07:34 PM
Originally posted by buster2010
And the war on poverty continues or is it the war on the poor. First why would someone who is from a wealthy family need aid for college?
The article speaks of scholarships.
And while the PR language speaks of scholarships as "assisting students" (or whatever spin they put on it), the reality is that scholarships are a
university's way of luring on the students that they want.
And universities want the best students. Makes them look good.
So... they give them scholarships.
And I think its no secret that students from wealthier families do better at school than students from poorer families.
Edit - the article even says this, so I'm not sure why you're asking the question.
For starters, colleges are in a perpetual race to rise in published rankings. Second tier schools are using offers of aid as lures for highly
qualified students who might not otherwise attend
edit on 31-7-2013 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)