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Price of Obama's 'College Affordability'

rpm Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 10:05 AM
Exactly. Any university offers the material. Getting it or not depends on the student. That specifically includes the for profit sector--which I teach at. What "any university" doesn't offer is a diploma that says "harvard" on it and the connections that go with it.
"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,...