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Comment Re:The Lie that Nobody tells (Score 1) 412

A number of American teachers and principals have been caught changing grade, or giving out answers to standardized tests. Here's one such incident

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-board-reverses-discipline-in-standardized-test-cheating-probe-1.1429762

I'm not sure how wide spread this is, but it goes to show that similar things to what you described are occurring in America.

Comment Re:I was poor, you fuck. (Score 1) 177

I'm not sure when you when to school. Now, with a pell grant, state grant, and Stafford loans I've have no problem paying for school without working. Though now loans, at least federal loans, aren't really a problem to payback under the Income Based Repayment program.

Under IBR your loan payments are set at 10% of your adjusted gross income past 150% of the federal poverty level, and capped at a maximum of what you would pay on a 10 year repayment plan. After 20 years the remaining balance is discharged and counted as income.

Maybe it's just me, but I find $50,000+ for undergraduates in loans that you may only payback a fraction of, and don't have to make payment if you aren't making money to be a generous offer to students with little to no credit.

Comment You may want to appeal to Financial Aid (Score 1) 433

If your aid is being reduced because of the money you already are earning, but you want to take full time classes at the community college during the day; you may try writing an appeal to your financial aid office. You can tell them that you're going to be ending your job, and they will adjust your EFC accordingly. I'd imagine it'd be zero.

I know the community college in my area gives out about $5600 per quarter when you've got a zero EFC

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