by Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press
June 25, 2014
The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie Bridesmaids with the words “Help me. I’m poor” imprinted on it as part of an effort to get students to apply for federal aid.
As national leaders prepare for a summit on higher education’s future, congressional Democrats and the Bush administration are vying for the spotlight in an effort to simplify the bulky Free Application for Federal Student Aid used by low-income students.