The press release:
LaRocco working his 12th job at College of Southern Idaho
Larry LaRocco continues his run for U.S. Senate by working his 12th job at the College of Southern Idaho. At 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., LaRocco will begin working with the student financial aid administrator, Colin Randolph, and his staff to learn more about the process students and their families use to finance the students’ college education.
“My wife Chris and I are products of first-generation Americans who wanted a better life for their children and believed it could be attained through education,” LaRocco said. “We saw our parents struggle to educate us, and we did the same when it came time to pass it forward.”
“I am “working for the Senate” side-by-side with Idahoans throughout our great state, so I can listen as Idahoans tell me their stories about the challenges facing them as they raise their families, plan for retirement, struggle to make ends meet, educate their kids, pay their taxes, and deal with the exploding costs of health insurance.”
LaRocco’s 12th work day is a result of LaRocco’s presentation at the recent conference of the Idaho Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IAFSAA).
I cannot emphasize how refreshing it is to see a former congressman and soon-to-be senator working this particular job. Students don't set their student loan rates, their schools don't set those rates, and yet both grapple with the consequences of the cost of enrollment on a yearly basis. The rates on student loans and Pell grants are being set by the United States Congress and it is imperative that our elected officials understand the consequences of their votes on students.
This is a job every congressman, currently serving or hoping to serve, absolutely should take!