Please do a complete study of the TOPS program. Start with the origin and how funding was formulated at that time. Follow all increases in funding for the program and why funding did not increase with the need for more revenue. Somewhere the ball was dropped. It seems to me we started out with a program that has outgrown its original intent. Back in the day, not everybody wanted a college education, but we all could afford one if we worked and saved. I saw many fellow students work very hard to earn the extra money for college. Not one news source has tracked this program from start to finish. Please, open us up to that knowledge so we will see the truth and be able to solve this problem.

Robert Strahan

retired chemical plant worker

Walker