Issues 2000: Who's Tops On Tuition?

The candidates play against type, as Bush aims aid at the poor and Gore targets middle-class parents

Al Gore and George W. Bush have at least two things in common: kids in college and an urgent need to appeal to other baby boomers who face rising bills for higher education. Gore promises to spend more on aid to college students and their parents: $41 billion over 10 years, vs. $11 billion over five years for Bush. No surprise there. But here's the zinger: it is the Democrat who holds out the bigger goody bag for families above the median income, while the Republican would offer more financial aid to the poor. Says Terry Hartle, vice president of the...

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