This morning, New York Times economics expert Eduardo Porter tackled the slow growth of college attendance in the US in “Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark." He points out that especially among low-income students, the United States is falling behind countries it led only 20 years ago. Porter states that while the US government has a robust program of student aid, that aid is mis-allotted. 25% goes to for-profit colleges, who often hike up their tuition prices in response, effectively erasing any financial benefit to the student. He suggests lawmakers look to Great Britain as a model of a higher-education program that provides wide-ranging access.