Strengthening educational subsidies, tuition assists, loan supports, is necessary to remain competitive in the world. We don't want to send people into space in spacecraft 'built by the lowest bidder' nor do we want the future of the USA to be dependent on a future workforce of only those who can afford an advanced education. It's foolish. We're depriving innovation, large and small businesses, our universities and corporate growth because we are already not educating our populace at a comparable level to other nations. Currently we draw upon the world's scientists and engineers because we are not paying attention to educating our own populace.