Potential Pell Grant Expansion Continues To Gain Momentum But Incites Debate

In The News Piece in Digital Media Solutions
July 16, 2019

Kevin Carey's New York Times article about the JOBS Act/short-term pell grants was mentioned in Digital Media Solutions.

Critics of the JOBS Act are more skeptical about whether programs as short as eight weeks will actually provide a positive ROI. Kevin Carey, Vice President for Education Policy and Knowledge Management at New America, wrote in an article for The New York Times, “Short training programs of wildly uneven quality are already contributing to a growing wealth gap along race and gender lines. Making them [the programs that qualify for Pell Grants] even shorter could make that disparity even worse.”