Representative Foxx’s Comment

Representative Virginia Foxx of North Carolina’s 5th district has gotten in hot water with the usual crowd. That’s because she admitted to not being terribly sympathetic toward college students who pile up huge debts to obtain their degrees. Neal McCluskey has an excellent rejoinder to all the boo-hooing here.

I should disclose that Foxx is a member of the Pope Center’s board and also a friend; in 2000, she was just about the only member of the state senate who wanted to hear my testimony in opposition to a huge higher-ed bond proposal.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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