So, irony of ironies, Republican legislators (who voted to pay themselves for work they have not accomplished) are making it impossible for students to get scholarship money which they have earned through academic achievement, military service, or in residual compensation from having been dispossessed from their land in the case of Native people. But students can still take on more debt to complete their degrees, allowing banks to profit from the shutdown as well.
— Wesleyan University professor-blogger Claire B Potter’s (partisan) on the state shutdown in Tenured Radical in the Chronicle of Higher Education today.
(She’s apparently on vacation here. You can read her full post here.)