Higher-Education Group Meets With GOP Platform Committee

Sometimes all you have to do is ask. The American Council on Education, a higher-education lobbying group that is often considered to have a liberal agenda, managed to arrange a meeting this month with the Republican Platform Committee.

Stanley O. Ikenberry, the council's president, and a few of his colleagues urged the committee's members, who establish the party's agenda on various issues, to make Pell Grants and other need-based federal financial aid top