This article concerns a recent pledge to replace the $154 million recently vetoed which would provide much needed money to community colleges for health insurance. Everybody at this point is very hopeful that some sort of resolution or agreement will come soon to work everything out. Governor Rick Perry has suggested a different approach that would allow a certain portion of a fund to go to health insurance and a minimum amount going towards technology grants and financial aid.
I think this money is very necessary and is definitely needed for all community colleges. Community colleges are a great way for students to save money before transferring to four-year universities and to figure out their true interests. There are still lots of high school graduates who think college is out of their reach and even have a difficult time paying for community college. If we could help out community colleges more by giving them and their students the money they desperately need, even more students might go on to transfer to other universities or obtain degrees and graduate from the community colleges they attended. I think this type of funding is very important and should take priority. If only there was just a little bit more money to go around and help out those less fortunate, think about how many more people would be inspired to return to school or to start something new in their lives. This is something that I feel very strongly about because I am paying for school all by myself with absolutely no outside help and it is a constant struggle. If there could be more money out there for the students who are willing to work hard even more people could realize that their aspirations are attainable.