President Bush’s Budget Is Not Kind to Black Colleges

Most of the headlines resulting from the president’s 2008 budget for higher education concern the proposed increase in Pell Grant awards for low-income students and corresponding cuts in other student aid programs.

But there has been little attention to the freeze in funding for the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. The president also proposes a $4 million cut in federal funding for Howard University in Washington, D.C.