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Price of Obama's 'College Affordability'

tito18 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 6:40 PM
The American dream could be achieved by getting a good education or trade, work hard, and sacrificing for the future. Taxpayers were willing to pay for junior colleges, some of the greatest public universities in the world at affordable tuition, and respecting the quality of the education public universities provided. Unfortunately, the American dream is now the great American entitlement dream where only admission to Harvard, Yale, and other elite schools is acceptable to the pampered and spoiled offspring of the modern parent, We are spoiling our children and they have created a spoiled society.
"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,...