May 22, 2009
Congress Hears Arguments for and Against Bank-Based Lending
There were few surprises in Thursday’s Congressional hearing on the president’s plan to end the bank-based, guaranteed-loan program and shift all student lending to the government’s direct-loan program.
On one side were the Democrats, who argued that the plan would bring stability to a system that has been severely shaken by the credit crunch and free up billions of dollars for the Pell Grant program.
“We can either continue sending billions to banks and
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