Thursday, January 23, 2014

The education president

If I were to ask the question "which party will do more to make education more affordable for working people?"

What would your answer be?

Check that against Mr. Education himself, Barack Obama...............

As a candidate and for the duration of his administration, President Barack Obama has persistently insisted that affordable higher education is among his top priorities.
Even today at his “grassroots” website, Organizing for Action (, Obama lists affordable education as the second of six principles for “securing the American dream and strengthening the middle class.” Specifically, the president seeks to provide “a quality education that doesn’t break the bank” and to “rein in the cost of college for families by rewarding quality schools that make higher education affordable.”
So how is it going?

It’s a disastrous failure.
According to the College Board, the average cost for tuition, room and board at four-year colleges and universities has increased 28 percent during Obama’s presidency.
The average cost of tuition, room and board at private four-year colleges and universities has increased 27.89 percent — from $31,993 during the 2008-2009 academic year to $40,917 this year.

No comments: