Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Closing the Guaranteed Education Tuition program, supporting College Bound
Middle-class families deserve the same consideration as low-income families
It is inconceivable how The Seattle Times editorial board can justify recommending the cancellation of the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program [“The case for closing prepaid tuition program,” Opinion, Jan. 20] and then the very next day recommend expanding the College Bound program [“College Bound: a right to educational opportunity,” Opinion, Jan. 21].
Don’t the middle-class families that have actually invested money in the GET program deserve the same consideration as the low-income families that benefit from the College Bound program? This sounds like just another way for the middle class to bear the costs and sacrifices of the current recession.
The state of Washington should make sure it continues to help the people who invest their hard-earned money in the GET program by not eliminating or changing the program. It should hold up its end of the contract like we did when we invested our money in its college-savings program.
--Sally Mulcahy, Clinton