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Please don't cut student funding

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2005

Congressional Republicans would have us believe the federal programs they are trying to cut in this week's budget process don't affect most of us. But, among other things, they are aiming to cut billions of dollars from student loans, including work-study.

As most college graduates, I am faced with large loans after recently graduating from college. Without these loans and my work-study jobs, I would not have been able to get the education that I have. As the United States continues to lag behind other countries in education, slashing these important funds are only going to make our industries lag further behind.

Congress should reject this budget cut proposal so that everyone is awarded at least the prospect of a college education.

Elizabeth Johnston

Juneau



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