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Sucking canal water

Posted by ESC on November 03, 2003

Wonder what this means exactly?

SUCKING CANAL WATER -- "Only 50 percent of our kids go to college compared to 70 percent nationwide," said Joe McCormick, director of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. "We are sucking canal water when it comes to kids going to college, but the increasing cost of education means we have to put some serious money on the table if we intend to move off that attendance rate." From "Financial-aid gap is growing: More students being helped; more turned down too" by Linda B. Blackford, education writer, Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.) Posted and accessed on Nov. 03, 2003.