Enough of Trickle-Down: It's Time for a Flood of Aid for Needy Students

Although Americans are attending college in record numbers, a serious discrepancy persists: Black, Hispanic, and low-income students from all ethnic and racial backgrounds continue to enroll at significantly lower rates than white, more-affluent Americans.

President Clinton has emphasized the need to provide greater opportunities for every student to attend college, pronouncing in this year's State of the Union address: "To make the American dream achievable