Governor's Proposals Would Dim HOPE Scholarships

HOPE scholarships
HOPE scholarships

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed changes to the HOPE scholarship would significantly alter the pledge that Georgia made to students back in 1992. Georgia schoolchildren have been promised free college tuition and other aid for achieving and maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

These promises have proven impossible to keep as GPAs have risen to meet the grant (very likely due to grade inflation), the cost of tuition has spiraled, and the funding has outgrown its source of financing -- Georgia Lottery revenues. The proposals by Gov. Deal (pictured) aim to keep the program within its means.

Here's what he advocates: