In a Washington Minute

Episode 49: Was the Student-Loan Bill a Missed Opportunity?

March 29, 2010

By some measures, it was, say Paul Basken and Sara Hebel. Even though the bill provided $36-billion for the Pell Grant program, it hasn't necessarily put Pell on firm footing.

Kelly Field, The Chronicle's chief Washington reporter, and Sara Hebel, our politics editor, spend a minute (or so) each week discussing the key higher-education debates and behind-the-scenes maneuvering taking place in the nation's capital. Other Chronicle reporters and special guests will be filling in for Kelly Field while she is on family leave. Look for new episodes every Tuesday.