by Sam Hieb
News & Record reports on Say Yes Guilford’s announcement that it was tightening eligibility requirements for so-called “last dollar” tuition scholarships because—you already know—scholarship amounts were more than what their “model” predicted.
Remember how the local media trumpeted Say Yes, claiming that in addition to sending more kids to college it would be an economic boon for the area? Well with that in mind read this comment beneath the N&R write-up:
I purchased a new home recently and could have moved anywhere in the Triad. I stayed in Guilford County because of this program and the benefit to my children’s education. Now my children do not qualify. This is not right. Why introduce the program and then make such drastic changes?
Good question to which we all know the answer—counting the available money came after creating the demand—something that government and education —and all the pseudo-entities surrounding them—are all very good at.