Back in 2010, the HOPE scholarship covered 100% of a student’s tuition and fees. The 256,380 students that could finally afford to go to college were like:
Their parents were even happier.
But then Nathan Deal got elected to office.
And in his first year in office, Gov. Deal hacked away at the HOPE budget. Now, HOPE only covers around 60% of a typical student’s tuition and fees.
Adding insult to injury, Nathan Deal called his reforms a “gift” to college students.
Gov. Deal tried to take a victory lap after his reforms, but college students have learned to cut through BS.
They weren’t about to let Nathan Deal off the hook for taking HOPE away.
Because those cuts meant students were faced with two options: drop out of college altogether or take out massive student loans.
Low-income students trying to find money for college were like:
Even parents who supported Nathan Deal the first time started to rethink their vote.
But then they realized they had a choice.
Because Jason Carter is running for governor of Georgia to give HOPE back to families that need it most.