“What we’re seeing coming out of Washington, and certainly at the state level all across the country, is an attack on the poor, on the working class, and on the middle class of this country, including the ability of young people to go to college.”
University of Minnesota – Duluth student and campus Democratic party leader Zack Filipovich criticizing newly elected GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack for a vote that could lead to severe cuts to the Pell Grant program.
Read the full story by MPR’s Bob Kelleher here.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.