U.S. Congress and Education

Examines some of the obstacles to achieving higher education and the role Congress has in eliminating these obstacles.

This paper looks at the escalating cost of college education, assesses some of the needs that must be met in order to make college more accessible, and discusses some possible measures Congress can take to meet these needs.
“The financial obstructions involved with obtaining a college education have dramatically increased since changes in policies and priorities at the federal, state, and institutional levels (Committee on Education and the Workforce, 2002). The result of this lack of policy is a deficiency in student aid and need-based grant aid, not to mention the rise of college tuition. Due to the fact that education is extremely important to the future of the United States, the lack of resources available for higher education poses a serious problem to Congress.”