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President Obama's Return To School Grant For Mothers

por Dane Jefferies (2019-10-17)

President Obama's extension of education grants to mothers is, if truth be told, a wonderful chance for mothers to pursue further education. The president has called on all Americans to consider pursuing further education so as to guarantee the United States remains a viable super power inside the global arena. Based on the strategy, by the year 2020 the United States will set the benchmark higher on the number of graduates per capita of the population. To do this, he has approved of a collection of financial aid programs which are specifically targeted in helping mothers pursue further education. Built into these financial support programs are improved scholarship and grant programs which are designed to cater to fees, family costs, or even medical. The president's plan has modernized the manner in which higher education loans are disbursed. This transformation is most clear in regard to who the managing authority will be for the program. President Obama has also reorganized the system by which student loan programs are calculated. Now scholarships and loans will be more closely tied to inflationary and relative environmental fees and living costs. The president has furthermore requested universities to undertake an internal audit of the cost of their programs to see how they can contain or reduce costs. President Obama's hard work is already showing signs of success. For example, there are a large number of students who will be beneficiaries of the new Obama grants presented by Arizona State University. The beneficiaries will obtain financial aid in regard to fees, room and board, along with subsidies on other costs.

Nearby, the United States has beefed up military support for Taiwan, which China has vowed to "reunify" — by force, if necessary. China is also coming in for increasing international criticism over its mass detention and surveillance of Muslim ethnic minorities, particularly Uighurs in the western region of Xinjiang. Xi faces no immediate threat of losing his position as chairman of the party. He has four years left on his second term and a constitutional amendment passed last year allows him to remain president for life. But signs of discontent among party ranks could hamper his ability to enact policy. Tuesday's military parade, featuring a speech by Xi, will be a demand for unity as he and his supporters address these issues and potential dissatisfaction within the party's ranks. The anniversary celebrations "are a call to arms given the domestic and foreign policy difficulties facing the party," says Willy Wo-Lap Lam, an elite Chinese politics expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Xi has framed this week's celebrations with a series of carefully choreographed events designed to maximize his political messaging that the Chinese Communist Party is central to China's well-being. Last week, while other world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City, Xi was leading an internal meeting of the party's powerful Politburo. Xi's message of unity and strength is aimed as much at international audiences as his country's own citizens and apparatchiks. Next week, China's top trade negotiator, Liu He, will head to Washington, D.C., for the 13th round of trade talks with the United States. China is also eager to demonstrate that it now has the military hardware to back up its growing ambitions. The parade Tuesday morning will include weaponry never before seen in public, according to China's defense ministry. Military analysts speculate that the Dongfeng-41, the newest version of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S., will be unveiled. Such weaponry would allow the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to better project power across the Asia-Pacific, countering U.S.

The Communist Party's efforts to make sure no mishaps occur extends to the airspace directly above Beijing as well. Beijing municipal authorities have forbidden residents to release everything from balloons to homing pigeons, popular with the capital city's residents who often raise the birds in apartment stairwells and alleyway rooftops. Abroad, China's foreign ministry has held spin-off events from Brussels to Vancouver celebrating the 70th anniversary of Communist rule with overseas Chinese citizens. But those born and raised in China and now living abroad say they struggle with the legacy of the Chinese Communist Party, particularly as Xi has intensified ideological and political control over academia, business and policy. Yangyang Cheng, a particle physicist and writer now based in the U.S., tells NPR that she feels uncomfortable with state projections of Chinese identity. Cheng, who recently wrote an essay about her connections to China on the eve of the 70th anniversary.