HOPE Scholarship Changes Pass in House, Students Protest

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Matter Of Opinion (MOO), an Atlanta-based opinion poll website, wants to know readers’ thoughts about the recent changes to HOPE scholarship eligibility. The poll’s purpose is to gain insight into public opinion about the issue, and to stimulate productive debate and discussion. Results will be sent directly President Obama and the HOPE scholarship offices.

College students from across Georgia have staged a protest at the State Capitol

Legislation limiting eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship recently passed in the Georgia House of Representatives. The bill will preserve the scholarship so that it will live on, but it will force some would-be recipients to find other ways to pay for education. Governor Nathan Deal is in favor of the bill, saying that there is not enough lottery money to keep HOPE fully funded. Under Deal’s plan, the scholarship will only cover 90 percent of tuition for students with a 3.0 average or higher, but books and fees will no longer be covered. Graduating high school students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher and an SAT of at least 1200 on a scale of 1600 will receive a full ride as long as they can maintain an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher. College students from across Georgia have staged a protest at the State Capitol upon the news of the bill passing. Did Nathan Deal and the House get it right? What do YOU think?

Matter Of Opinion (MOO), an Atlanta-based opinion survey website, wants to know readers’ thoughts about the recent changes to HOPE scholarship eligibility. The survey’s purpose is to gain insight into public opinion about the issue, and to stimulate productive debate and discussion. Results will be sent directly to President Obama and the HOPE scholarship offices.

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