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Price of Obama's 'College Affordability'

Gene158 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 9:37 PM
I don't suppose any of those costs, that have spiraled out of control, have anything to do with paying tenured professors and administrators exorbitant salaries and benefits. I laughed when I saw all those college kids protesting tuition increases, but none of them asked why the administrators and faculties were getting cut.
"No family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don't have the money," President Barack Obama told the Democratic National Convention as he accepted his party's nomination in Charlotte, N.C., this month.

That sentence -- key in Obama's "college affordability" agenda -- says everything about this administration's approach to selling itself to the American voter.

What's wrong with the message? Let me count the ways.

--It ignores reality. There is no reason a qualified poor kid cannot get into college in the United States simply because of money.

Richard J. Vedder, director of Ohio University's Center for College Affordability and Productivity,...