I know they were going after pell grants---which supports my theory that they miss manorialism and seek a peasant class.
Oh heck yea, this is pretty straight forward since Reagan (at least, I've only been paying attention since Raygun). He gutted education, and it was about then the whole "intellectual elite" mantra that has been ingrained in them....................Think about it. Who are the traditional upstarts? The gutter poor? No, the middle class with their education and head above water ability to look further.