Expanding Hope

From the AJC:

Bills that would make more high school students eligible for the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship were approved separately in the state House and Senate today.

3 comments

  1. MidGaDawg says:

    The article says that students who did not attend regular schools (such as homeschoolers) can now qualify for HOPE by performing in the 85th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Used to be, they had to make a 3.0 their freshman year of college to get the scholarship.

    Any idea whether this could spark an equal-protection lawsuit from a student at an accredited public/private school who has below a B average there but makes a high enough score on one of the tests?

  2. drjay says:

    Any idea whether this could spark an equal-protection lawsuit from a student at an accredited public/private school who has below a B average there but makes a high enough score on one of the tests?

    how many of these people do you think there actually are–i know every school usually has some dude who blows off school–but is really some savant who aces the sat –but does that kid usual end up wanting to go to college?

  3. Doug Deal says:

    I think HOPE is actually a disgrace, as it advances the needs of what are generally children from middle class and more wealthy familes at the expense of the children of people who are too stupid to realize that the lottery is equivalent to throwing money away.

    If the lottery was run by a private corporation, people would be clamoring for the government to step in and do something to stop the “crooks” from taking advantage of poor people. (Look at the payday loan debate).

    Anything that expands the program should be opposed.

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