With promises of “Make America Great Again” and tax reform for “middle-class” Americans, the current federal government administration has implied that the average American would become more prosperous under this tax system. It is no surprise that most middle-class Americans view a college education as a requirement for achieving a better life. However, under the TCJA, education has not fared well, and in reality, students from many low-and moderate-income families will face reduced scholarships from elite schools, thereby reducing diversity on these campuses. Other proposed changes to education in the original tax bill, which were later removed, are also addressed as future legislative changes may revisit them.
McCoskey, Melanie and Narotzki, Doron
"Education Has Been "Dumbed Down" in Tax Reform,"
Florida Tax Review: Vol. 22, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.ufl.edu/ftr/vol22/iss3/18