Of all the initiatives that the new administration in Washington DC has put forward the last few months, one that is being considered today just caught my eye. The AP reported that President Obama has asked states to stop the practice of ending unemployment benefits if a person goes back to school. I personally think this is a necessary idea. Like so many of us, I too have been on unemployment and both times I considered going back to school - and both times realized that I wouldn’t be able to afford to if my unemployment benefits were simultaneously discontinued. After all, education doesn’t come cheap, especially for someone who’s out of work and making at most $405/week. Personally speaking, I hope this initiative gets the job.