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Monday, June 4, 2007

Public records (in Pa.) show ....

PHEAA spent $409,413 fighting to keep 'retreat' expenses secret

"There's only one likely explanation for why the higher-ups at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency spent $409,413 on lawyers to fight a Patriot-News request for records of travel expenses incurred by its employees and board members: They didn't want to embarrass themselves with revelations of high, even ridiculous expenditures on themselves, money that otherwise could have -- and should have -- gone to help students overcome the high cost of going to college."