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Department of Education to Eliminate 'Mother,' 'Father' From Federal Student Aid Forms
Christian Post ^ | 05/11/2012 | By Bethany Blankley

Posted on 05/12/2013 5:31:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it will no longer use the terms "mother" and "father" when collecting information about a student's legal parents when those parents apply for federal student aid. Instead of using the words "mother" and "father," the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) will use "Parent 1" and "Parent 2."

The announcement states that the changes to the 2014-2015 federal student aid form "more accurately and fairly assess students' need for aid" and that "Gender-specific terms fail to capture income and other information from one parent when a student's parents are in a same-sex marriage under state law but not federally recognized under the Defense of Marriage Act."

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, "All students should be able to apply for federal student aid within a system that incorporates their unique family dynamics…. [that] provide[s] an inclusive form that reflects the diversity of American families."

In the past, the FSAF has been used by the Department of Education to collect information about a student's parents – only if they were married. The change allows for legal parents to be identified if they are biological or adoptive and unmarried and accounts for same-sex marriage parents.

In general, the information the FAFSA collects is used to calculate a student's expected family contribution, which determines his/her eligibility for Title IV federal need-based student aid in addition to many state, institutional, and private aid programs.

The Department points to the Higher Education Act, which uses the words "parent" or "parents" rather than "mother" or "father."

The Department published these changes in the Federal Register, which is open to public comment. This change received praise from the homosexual community.

Shawn Gaylord, director of Public Policy at Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), told the Washington Blade that, "We're thrilled by the Department of Education's decision to allow students filling out the FAFSA to accurately describe the makeup of their family, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. GLSEN has long worked to ensure that sexual orientation and gender identity are not used to discriminate against students in our nation's K-12 schools, whether that student identifies as LGBT, has LGBT friends, or comes from an LGBT family."

Likewise, the Family Equality Council, which lobbied the Administration on this issue, along with the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, and the National Center for Transgender Equality, all praised the change.

The change comes while the country waits for the Supreme Court's verdict on the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriage.


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Ironic that this would be reported just as Mother's day is here...

I wonder what Mother and Father's Day will be turned to next...

1 posted on 05/12/2013 5:31:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
“I wonder what Mother and Father's Day will be turned to next... “

Parent One Day and Parent Two Day of course.

2 posted on 05/12/2013 5:33:26 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Ironic that this would be reported just as Mother’s day is here... “

It’s not ironic. They do that on purpose to stick the shiv in.


3 posted on 05/12/2013 5:34:23 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind

The DOE encourages cheating without accountability
to improve scores (which they called “education”),
and now heralds THIS dumb-down as an advance?

No wonder they focus on SEX for grade schoolers.


4 posted on 05/12/2013 5:37:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Parent 1” and “Parent 2”?

Why limit it to just two parents?


5 posted on 05/12/2013 5:40:36 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The answer is simple, just BAN ALL STUDENT AID, force these punks to get a job mowing lawns or anything else they can do to PAY THEIR OWN WAY, stop the “Education Welfare”.


6 posted on 05/12/2013 5:41:50 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Diogenesis

I wonder when we are going to shut down this useless government department.

America’s educational system was the best in the world before the Carter administration created it and it has been downhill ever since...

Reagan and his then Secretary of Education, Bill Bennett wanted to shut it down but could not...


7 posted on 05/12/2013 5:41:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Diogenesis

This change hurts students raised by homosexuals, as if they don’t have it hard up their butts already. Now their family income doubles and college welfare eligibility drops in half.


8 posted on 05/12/2013 5:44:31 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“I wonder what Mother and Father’s Day will be turned to next... “
Parent One Day and Parent Two Day of course.

ROTFLMAO. Dang that was funny. I spit some after reading your post. I had a great belly laugh. Unfortunately your funny post probably will come to pass.


9 posted on 05/12/2013 5:45:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: All
Obama's War on Mother!
10 posted on 05/12/2013 5:49:58 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: napscoordinator

it is already on the forms.

Mother is a four letter world

Mother is illegal.

Your children will be forbidden from saying “Mommy”


11 posted on 05/12/2013 5:51:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind
Parent Top

Parent Bottom.

12 posted on 05/12/2013 5:54:04 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cotton1706
“Ironic that this would be reported just as Mother’s day is here... “

It’s not ironic. They do that on purpose to stick the shiv in.


Just like they use Mother’s Day to announce new abortion initiatives

13 posted on 05/12/2013 5:58:00 AM PDT by rdcbn (S)
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To: longtermmemmory
It sounds like something out of aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Of course, his people were produced in factories.
14 posted on 05/12/2013 5:58:25 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: SeekAndFind

Parental Unit #1 and Parental Unit #2.


15 posted on 05/12/2013 6:00:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Had to make room for Gay one and Gay two.


16 posted on 05/12/2013 6:01:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The staffers coming up with this one ~ no mother/no father on the forms ~ were probably never informed by their own mothers about who, among many, their fathers might be.

Although it sounds like a justification for discriminating against batardes, the cold, hard facts are the folks running Department of Education ARE NOT NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS. The place has to be shut down.

17 posted on 05/12/2013 6:02:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Reeses

I’d agree with that except who is going to audit those forms anyway.


18 posted on 05/12/2013 6:02:49 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SeekAndFind
Cone Head Speak? Parental Unit?

19 posted on 05/12/2013 6:03:18 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Paladin2

20 posted on 05/12/2013 6:09:38 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Those are the kids.....


21 posted on 05/12/2013 6:12:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DuncanWaring
"Why limit it to just two parents?"

True - what about the kid who has 3 lesbians and a donkey as parent figures?
22 posted on 05/12/2013 6:13:57 AM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: SeekAndFind

The Department of Education is useless and should be shut down and let states control education rules.


23 posted on 05/12/2013 6:21:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: TexasCajun
Parent Front, Parent Back???
24 posted on 05/12/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind
I wonder when we are going to shut down this useless government department.

Right after we shut down the ________(insert any government agency here)

25 posted on 05/12/2013 6:26:32 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Chode

In the village, there are no bastards.

Father, uncle........ it makes no difference


26 posted on 05/12/2013 6:26:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Parent One Day and Parent Two Day of course.

They won't stop at TWO though. All kids have the Gaia given right to numerous parents, with at least one of the 17 different non-gendered genders, LGBQTRMVNREKCASOI.

27 posted on 05/12/2013 6:53:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: eyeamok

There is one undergraduate college in Missouri that has students do the work around the college to pay for tuition and so forth. The belief being the college provides a skill to be developed beside a college education. There is no federal student aide. College of the Ozarks near Branson, MO

when I was a seminary student in Mississippi, there was no federal student aide allowed. students worked in various departments throughout the campus to pay for the education.


28 posted on 05/12/2013 7:00:41 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Right Wing Assault

Forget parents 1 and 2. Just put down “village.” As Hillary preached, “it taketh a village to raiseth a child.”


29 posted on 05/12/2013 7:01:31 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: bert
100%
30 posted on 05/12/2013 7:01:59 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

The need to eliminate FAFSA altogether.


31 posted on 05/12/2013 7:06:47 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: eyeamok

“...just BAN ALL STUDENT AID, force these punks to get a job mowing lawns or anything else they can do to PAY THEIR OWN WAY,...

The Education establishment has been able to grossly inflate their charges because of the third party payment of tuition. Same as for medical expenses.

Make them compete and they will either drop prices to the point that the real customer believes their product is worth HIS money, or else they will go out of business.


32 posted on 05/12/2013 7:11:30 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Chode

Children with two fathers will be known as “Little Turds”.


33 posted on 05/12/2013 7:13:22 AM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

Parent Fudge, Parent Packer...


34 posted on 05/12/2013 7:19:55 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Chode
Front/Back ???

Not sure about front/back but in the homosexual men's world, the dominate male is referred as 'The Top' or 'The Pitcher' and the submissive male is referred to as 'The Bottom' or 'Catcher'.

Pls don't make me explain. ...too disgusting.

35 posted on 05/12/2013 7:23:36 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Right Wing Assault
I have no idea what some of those letters stand for, and really don't want to know..
36 posted on 05/12/2013 7:29:10 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: BwanaNdege

Yes Indeed.

You hit the nail on the head.


37 posted on 05/12/2013 7:30:56 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Around Easter, Zero’s jackasses tried to ban Christianity in the US military.

Thanks SeekAndFind.


38 posted on 05/12/2013 7:41:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ironic that this would be reported just as Mother's day is here...

Limbaugh mentioned it Friday.

39 posted on 05/12/2013 7:49:35 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: cotton1706

It’s not ironic. They do that on purpose to stick the shiv in.

... but, but, but - dems appear so normal in the MSM...


40 posted on 05/12/2013 8:02:27 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Obama's War on Mother!

It's heartbreaking and so true. I think Obama especially [first] likes tormenting Our Lady, but he is messing with the wrong mommy.

Please dear Mary, hear us, hear us... Please dear Mary, interfere...

Happy Mother's Day to all FReeper moms.

And Happy Mother's Day to Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Thank you for saying "yes" to Jesus.

http://rosaryforpeace.com
41 posted on 05/12/2013 8:03:26 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

The last ten or so I just made up, assuming they would eventually stand for as yet unnamed perversion or “choice.”


42 posted on 05/12/2013 8:13:59 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Part of the cultural Marxist playbook. Change the perception that a mother is needed or a father.


43 posted on 05/12/2013 8:22:47 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: soycd
100%
44 posted on 05/12/2013 8:56:50 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TexasCajun
the goatse...

45 posted on 05/12/2013 8:57:48 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

If DEd is going to revise the forms to reflect today’s society, and wishes to be accurate, there should be spaces for “Parent 1,” “Parent 2,” “Parent 3,” “Parent 4,” with a few more spaces for “Parent, Other.”

If one Mommy used to be a Daddy, s/he may have another Daddy and another Mommy or two with significant income. Why stop counting income with only two parents?


46 posted on 05/12/2013 9:03:57 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: eyeamok

I never applied for the Pell even when I was in university. I did every “odd” job from bartender, bouncer, dj and my personal favorite: driver/bodyguard for an escort service. American kids today are effing’ weak and entitlement lazy.


47 posted on 05/12/2013 9:20:36 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: SeekAndFind

Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963

#17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

http://rense.com/general32/americ.htm


48 posted on 05/12/2013 9:24:13 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SeekAndFind

When do we eleminiate the U.S. Department of Education.

Clearly they have no more concept of family than they do education.


49 posted on 05/12/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SeekAndFind

..and to think we’re only 4 months into 0bama’s second term. IMPEACH AMERICA’S SABOTEUR!


50 posted on 05/12/2013 11:13:45 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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