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DOE Removes ‘Father,’ ‘Mother’ From Aid Forms

From the Washington Times:

Education Dept. eliminates ‘father,’ ‘mother’ from student aid forms

By Jessica Chasmar | May 9, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will — for the first time — collect income “from a dependent student’s legal parents regardless of the parents’ marital status or gender, if those parents live together.”

The new FAFSA form will use terms like “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of gender-specific terms like “mother” and “father.”

“All students should be able to apply for federal student aid within a system that incorporates their unique family dynamics,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement. “These changes will allow us to more precisely calculate federal student aid eligibility based on what a student’s whole family is able to contribute and ensure taxpayer dollars are better targeted toward those students who have the most need, as well as provide an inclusive form that reflects the diversity of American families.”

Diversity!

Meanwhile, in another ‘Mother’s Day story, we have this from the Politico:

Obama plans pre-Mother’s Day defense of health law

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | May 9, 2013

President Obama will speak Friday about the Affordable Care Act’s effects "on the health, lives and pocketbooks of women and their families," the White House said in his schedule.

Timed to coincide with Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday, the event comes also comes as House Republicans plan to vote next week on a bill to repeal the health care law.

The audience for the 2:40 p.m. event will include represenatives [sic] from women’s groups, including Planned Parenthood.

The event comes as some Democrats have voiced concerns that the implementation will be messy and problematic, a notion that Obama has challenged. "I think that any time you’re implementing something big, there’s going to be people who are nervous and anxious about is it going to get done, until it’s actually done," he told reporters last week. "We’ve got a great team in place. We are pushing very hard to make sure that we’re hitting all the deadlines and the benchmarks."

Why not invite representatives from Planned Parenthood? After all, nothing says Mother’s Day like killing your baby.

However, we are a little surprised that Obama has not tried to change the name of ‘Mothers Day’ to ‘Punished With A Baby Day.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, May 10th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “DOE Removes ‘Father,’ ‘Mother’ From Aid Forms”

  1. Enthalpy

    What was the DOE’s mandate? What does it do?


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