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(Washington Times)   U.S. Department of Education drops the terms "mother" and "father" from its student aid forms. To be replaced by "MILF" and "Baby Daddy" most likely   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 12
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2013-05-11 09:37:49 AM  
4 votes:
How is this stupid? A federal agency is recognizing non-traditional marriages as valid. If anything, I see this helping movements such as gay marriage.
2013-05-11 10:20:59 AM  
3 votes:

utah dude: jamspoon: Yes .. a liberal changes that cuts government spending. Will be an interesting call for conservatives.

i swear i'm bi-political at this point - i'm attracted to both parties... please tell me there's a word/party/aaffiliation for that?!?!


What in the Hell do you find attractive about the Republican party?  Their hatred of women, gays, and minorities?  Their Christian dominionist agenda?  Their tendency to explode debt and drive us into recession whenever they take control, and them do everything in their power to hamper economic recovery when they are out of power?
2013-05-11 09:39:22 AM  
2 votes:

Krieghund: I'm ok with this.


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/me too
2013-05-11 07:55:27 AM  
2 votes:
Stupid, subby? Changing to generic labels on a form?
2013-05-11 01:03:16 PM  
1 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: LasersHurt: Stupid, subby? Changing to generic labels on a form?

The government buys/prints forms in mass (even if the GPO does it, it costs money and gets charged by the GPO to the government agency getting the printing done). Wonder how many old forms are being trashed and what the cost of the new ones are? Yeah, stupid.



So, then, as long as they use up the old forms rather than destroy them, you're perfectly ok with them printing the new forms henceforth?  Your only concern is that the existing forms don't go to waste?
2013-05-11 12:41:59 PM  
1 votes:
I'm actually rather surprised that they still even have a paper FAFSA. It's so much less time consuming to just do it online, and you can link your IRS data directly from them so you don't even have to chase down last year's AGI and all of that other crap you'd need to fill out a paper form.

That and when you submit online, it's usually all processed within a day, and off to whatever schools you've entered. WHY would anybody do the dead tree version?
2013-05-11 11:25:39 AM  
1 votes:
We're not born of test tubes

Yet

How come our government is determined not to 'offend' the .0001% and to offend the 99%?
2013-05-11 09:52:53 AM  
1 votes:
Heh. This is more about Ed catching more 'household' income in their calculation for grants and federal aid than it is recognizing non-traditional households, that's just a side benefit.

/Bitter with the system
//Have to submit verification that this year, I am still an over 24 independent student
///Because apparently the fact that I was a 39 year old independent student last year wasn't enough
2013-05-11 09:46:29 AM  
1 votes:
It's probably going to cost billions of dollars to re-print all of those forms.

/creatin' jerbz
2013-05-11 09:43:00 AM  
1 votes:
Makes sense to. Several of my students have single parent households, a few have same-sex couples as parents, and others are with grandparents, not to mention step-parents or foster families for many. Assuming the heterosexual, nuclear family structure is a stagnant view for educators or those involved in education policy.
2013-05-11 09:31:47 AM  
1 votes:
Which parent will successfully earn the prize that is the Parent 1 slot? What shame will come to the runner-up and occupant of the Parent 2 line?
2013-05-11 09:10:41 AM  
1 votes:

LasersHurt: Stupid, subby? Changing to generic labels on a form?


Be fair, now. Subby was perusing The Washington Times when he/she submitted this, which in itself demonstrates a fairly high level of stupidity. But to his or her credit, the headline contains no glaring errors or typos, and even the "its" is used correctly. Which is to say that there may still be some hope for subby. We need to be encouraging, here, not harsh.
 
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