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. . . About President Obama’s plan to eliminate the Family Federal Education Loan Program and originate all loans out of the government's Direct Loan Program. The Congressional Budget Office says the plan would save the government $94 billion over 10 years.
The Obama administration proposes using the money saved by originating all federal student loans in the Direct Loan Program to turn Pell Grants into an entitlement that would grow each year with inflation. If the CBO estimates are correct, those savings would be $48 billion over five years and $94 billion over 10 years.


. . . About a report that community college students are no more likely to transfer to four-year institutions in states where there are articulation agreements than they are in states without them.
The study, by Betheny Gross of the University of Washington at Bothell, did find that having more tenured faculty members at community colleges does make a difference. For every 10 percent increase in the share of tenured faculty members at a community college, students were 4 percent more likely to transfer to a four-year institution.


. . . About NEA, the nation’s two labor federations (the AFL-CIO and Change to Win), and the heads of 14 large unions forming a National Labor Coordinating Committee.
The purpose is to help coordinate labor's efforts on pressing policy issues, such as universal health care and labor law reform, including working for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

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