Trump Wants to Cut College Work Study amid Calls to Boost Job Aid to Public Campuses

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Media Outlet: EdSource

Mary Alice McCarthy was quoted in EdSource on proposed cuts to the federal work-study program:

While work-study remains popular, it “is vulnerable because it is so easy to criticize how the dollars are distributed,” said Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills at the New America think tank. She described it as “a good program that just needs some reforms because over time it has gotten so out of whack.” Now is a good time for changes, especially while Trump’s proposed cuts are being debated, she said.

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Mary Alice McCarthy is the director of the Center on Education and Skills with the Education Policy program at New America. Her work examines the intersection between higher education, workforce development, and job training policies