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sgbenne
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Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
Eliminating TOPS, which mostly benefits people who don't need it, would be a great start to cutting the total budget for Louisiana: LINK


TigerDat
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
What do you mean by don't need it?


ForeverLSU02
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
Take this shite elsewhere


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OceanMan
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
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Eliminating TOPS, which mostly benefits people who don't need it, would be a great start to cutting the total budget for Louisiana


Great idea. Disrupt the #1 determinant of in-state tuition and thus demand for the University, to free up funds for the University so the budget can meet the forecasted demand with TOPS in place. Brilliant. Can tell how much of a thinker you are.


sgbenne
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
What I mean by, "don't need it", is that most of the beneficiaries are wealthy. See the article, which refers to a study of the program.


TommyDaTiger
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
Hey Govenor, good morning, didn't realize that you posted here


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timmeister
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
My niece graduates this year and will probably enroll at LSU in the fall. She desperately needs TOPS to help with her tuition. My sister and brother-in-law are not wealthy FYI.

How can you say it mostly benefits people who don't need it.

You're an idiot, enjoy the down votes.
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sgbenne
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Member since Nov 2011
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
Read the article. At the very least, the program should be modified so that the people who do need it are the primary beneficiaries.


TigerDat
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
The problem I have with TOPS is that they are awarding average students. Raise the requirements some so it is actually a rewards for hard work.


Also I would like to see a study of how many students with the scholarship actually get a degree as opposed to flunk in out or just dropping out. Those that so not get their degree should be made to repay their money for not holding up their end of the deal


therick711
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
It is amazing to me that TOPS could exist for almost two decades and people still not understand that the program is not to send people to college who can't afford it, but to keep people who are incredibly smart in our universities instead of making Texas a ton of money and a great place to live.


timmeister
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
You said in your OP that TOPS should be eliminated, not modified. Make up your mind.


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Ole War Skule
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
what a freakin' absurd headline..."most go to whites"

Well, no sh*t sherlock, more whites per capita go to college

Next, we'll see a headline that more whites per capita use the roads since they own more cars, so we need to start only charging whites gas taxes.

Just silly race baiting...damn, the media just can't stand the idea of a color blind world

And 'don't need it', what the hell does that have to do with anything? The whole point of Tops was to be MERIT based, insuring ANYONE who made the grades and scores could go to college in Louisiana. When did this become a need/race based program? Or does EVERYTHING now have to be based on need/race?

Go to Hades all of you beggars, race baiters, and leeches.


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LSURussian
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
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that most of the beneficiaries are wealthy.
So you think a couple earning $70,000/year is wealthy??

Exactly how poor are you?


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broadcaster
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
You dumb! Why don't we try Eliminating the undeserving people on welfare first and then see where we're at. Don't take away from the hard-working kids that's trying to get a college education


ForeverLSU02
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
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At the very least, the program should be modified so that the people who do need it are the primary beneficiaries.
So you're saying the standards should be lowered? There's a distinct reason why these statistics are skewed. Maybe the people not receiving the benefits should perform better in the classroom


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Klark Kent
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
i hope you realize in the process you would be undermining the success of the "scholarship limited" programs at LSU. i.e. baseball.


so yeah, frick your idea.


KingBeingking
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
I am currently in school. I'm benefiting from TOPS. I like TOPS and I need it. I am not the only one.


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thunderbird1100
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
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What I mean by, "don't need it", is that most of the beneficiaries are wealthy. See the article, which refers to a study of the program.



You mean their parents are weathly, which doesnt mean their parents pay for their school. And $70k-$100k isn't "wealthy"

My parents are very well off but I paid for my own school.
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TGK4LSU
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
That would be typical of the current mentality of this country. Let’s take away incentives for hard work while awarding a lack of accountability. In addition, if TOPS went mostly to black students, any suggestion of elimination would be met with accusations of racism.



ForeverLSU02
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re: Louisiana should eliminate TOPS, Free up Budget
Yeah, this thread should be deleted


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