An editorial was published in The Shreveport Times on February 18th that cited LBP research on TOPS and Go Grants, Louisiana’s higher education financial aid programs. Here is an excerpt:
Louisiana’s college scholarship program TOPS is in the cross hairs of state budget discussions, and that’s a good thing. There’s no threat that it’s going away, nor should it.
But recent developments have raised legitimate issues regarding its cost and objectives during a time of tough budget decisions.
However Louisiana approaches its scholarship and grant programs, it doesn’t take a huge GPA to realize that tinkering maybe in order. Even in an election year, let’s hope lawmakers aren’t too timid to embrace the discussion.