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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Guess who's coming to dinner

A couple of weeks ago, I proposed a harebrained scheme called the Dinner Table Rule.  I was just thinking that the Dinner Table Rule could replace pro-rating if it were narrowly applied.  If there isn't enough funding to cover Priority Two for 90% applicants, then USAC funds the neediest (whoever has the highest total percentage of students eligible for NSLP in Block 4) until the money runs out.  Then all the applicants who were funded can't have seconds until all the other 90% applicants are served.

Yes, it's a crappy system, but it's better than pro-rating.  In fact, it's better than the 2-in-5 Rule.

Plus, can't you just see a little school pleading, "Please, sir, I want some more" and then all the 90% applicants break into a musical number.

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