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Here's Obama's Ambitious New College Ratings Plan To Make College Cheaper
Business Insider ^ | 08/22/2013 | BRETT LOGIURATO

Posted on 08/22/2013 7:06:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama on Thursday will unveil a broad plan to lower the cost of college, the highlight of which involves a new ratings system that ties the federal government's allocation of financial aid to the ratings system.

Obama's plan would instruct the Department of Education to rank colleges with their peers, according to new measures that evaluates their success and affordability.

Some of these measures, according to the White House, include the following:

* Access, such as percentage of students receiving Pell grants;

* Affordability, such as average tuition, scholarships, and loan debt; and

* Outcomes, such as graduation and transfer rates, graduate earnings, and advanced degrees of college graduates.

Obama will talk about this plan during two stops on a bus tour in Buffalo and Syracuse, N.Y., on Thursday.

Obama wants the ratings system to be in place by the 2015 school year. If all goes well, the government would start allocating financial aid according to the system by 2018 — a time span that would give colleges opportunity to adjust for the new system. Students attending higher-performing colleges could receive larger Pell Grants and more affordable student loans, the White House said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; bhofasacism; college; collegerating; debt; democrats; fraud; obama; obamafiddles; tuition; tyranny
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1 posted on 08/22/2013 7:06:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So first he nationalized the student loan system and now he is going to muscle colleges into taking more students who receive pell grants and other programs that he has his own socio-political reasons to support.


2 posted on 08/22/2013 7:09:35 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: SeekAndFind
He said that about health care too.

3 posted on 08/22/2013 7:10:48 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like he proposed Obamacare to reduce healthcare costs?


4 posted on 08/22/2013 7:10:51 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why doesn’t the government do this for grocery stores? convenience stores? Carpet stores? Electronics stores? Craft stores? Boutique shops? Gas stations?


5 posted on 08/22/2013 7:11:20 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: SeekAndFind

“plan would instruct the Department of Education to rank colleges with their peers....”

The blind and dumb leading the blind.....


6 posted on 08/22/2013 7:11:29 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

“Department of Education”

Of all the useless departments staffed with idiots, this one takes the cake.

Oh, forgot about the Just-Us department.

Sorry.


7 posted on 08/22/2013 7:12:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind
Finally, a governmental rating system immune from racial, economic or political shenanigans.

Wow, he single-handedly solved our nations ills in a single bold and brilliant maneuver.

What a man!

< /SARC>

8 posted on 08/22/2013 7:12:58 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (De IRS be my massa, sho' nuff.... / Repeal the Sixteenth!)
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To: BitWielder1

Both pay-to-play (i.e. cut a check to OFA if you want us to rate you highly)


9 posted on 08/22/2013 7:13:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Piranha

student/faculty race and sexual preferences and the racial makeup of students who “graduate” will have NO effect on govt funding

(sarc)

this shouldn’t phase the big universities, they have been obsequious affirmative action toe suckers for almost 3 generations now


10 posted on 08/22/2013 7:13:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's Obama's Ambitious New College Ratings Plan To Make College Cheaper

Fresh off his successful [sic] plan to make healthcare cheaper, the kenyan community organizer attacks another problem! /s

11 posted on 08/22/2013 7:22:17 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (For congress, it's not the principle of the thing, it's the money.)
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To: Piranha; All

Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.

Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?

Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?

Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?


12 posted on 08/22/2013 7:22:35 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

FedGov ratings are just another lever of extortion for the Chicago bolshevik mob.


13 posted on 08/22/2013 7:27:06 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see the infancy of the Department of Integration and Social Disorder forming right under our feet. Calling Sheila Jackson Lee (when that elusive DHS position falls through)


14 posted on 08/22/2013 7:28:09 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: SeekAndFind

By doing this isn’t he conceding that No Child Left Behind is a success? In face of opposition by his union buddies? Wouldn’t colleges just ‘teach’ and ‘administer’ to the new criteria? Maximize aid by making sure their students get employed?

And wouldn’t a direct outcome of this be that the Ivy’s, which are able through their alumni networks to place their graduates easier, end up with more subsidies while the smaller liberal arts colleges that prepare students for graduate schools get screwed?


15 posted on 08/22/2013 7:28:31 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: BitWielder1
He said that about health care too.

More government is always the Marxist answer. It's always the rock-solid wrong answer, of course, but they wouldn't be Marxists if they could accept facts at face value.

16 posted on 08/22/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because there are no great challenges facing the United States at this time, Great Leader pokes his nose in an area that doesn’t usually receive a federal nose-poking. Thank you, Oh Great Leader! May your government and domain ever swell and may the cost, to thee, of thine own nose-poking, remain immaterial.


17 posted on 08/22/2013 7:34:14 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind

The ranks of Amsoc’s Inner Party must be filled with properly indoctrinated cadre.

Hey kollege kids!
Back to school with you and work hard: your Wookie is already planning her next vacay in Shangrila. Menu: Toasted hummingbird tongues. Unicorn fillets. Creme de Drank. Flaming Skittles Jubilee.
How was your summer staycation? Sucked, huh? This is why you gotta be careful what you wish for: Thanks to you pinheads we all got it.
Good and hard.


18 posted on 08/22/2013 7:35:33 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am of the opinion that the only areas that Government “needs” to be involved in education is to decide for the Federal government (for hiring purposes), what constitutes a high school diploma and a college degree.

The only area that they MAY get involved in would be the establishment of a system for transferring credits across state lines (interstate commerce), but which is really unnecessary.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 7:36:15 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: SeekAndFind
Students attending higher-performing colleges could receive larger Pell Grants and more affordable student loans, the White House said.

Which, as we know, will make the higher-performing schools far more expensive. So the "affordable" schools will be the poorer performers. What kind of thumb on the scale will save the historically black colleges?

20 posted on 08/22/2013 7:36:58 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: mbarker12474

Don’t give them ideas.

Yes, that is probably coming.


21 posted on 08/22/2013 7:37:38 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stop all student loans. Make people pay in cash.


22 posted on 08/22/2013 7:41:43 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: mbarker12474
Coming soon! Compliments of you and I.

Just look how the FREE 0Phone program and the EBT program have expanded (in participants AND items covered), since 2008. Housing programs are in the works (neighborhood equalization plans).

Everything else will be *a right*, soon enough.

23 posted on 08/22/2013 7:46:31 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

yeah just like health ins is getting cheaper, yeah uh unh right..............


24 posted on 08/22/2013 7:47:17 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me suggest a better plan which the courageous (sarcasm) House Republicans would never take up.

1) Eliminate the Department of Education and the $150 billion per year the federal government spends on Pell Grants, Stafford grants and administering student loans. Also eliminate all research grants and other direct and indirect subsidies for higher education.
2) Return the education loans to the private sector
3) Allow the free market to work

The immediate consequence would be colleges and universities having to suddenly be competitive in a new marketplace for higher education. The first step they would all have to take is to slash the bloated administrative and faculty overhead structures and increase the productivity of those remaining employed. Force tenured professors go to the classroom and teach 5 or 6 classes a week instead of studying patterns of discrimination against left handed minority subway riders in the inner city. These same professors can be assigned new tasks such as grading the papers and exams of their students instead of delegating the task to graduate assistants. The bloated administrative staffs would have to be slashed. Goodbye to deans of diversity, ethnic studies, gender studies as well as their staffs. All non education activity would have to be scrutinized including the funding of student community organizing clubs through student fees. Utilize technology to lower instruction costs. The focus would return to actually teaching students instead of fake research and bureaucratic empire building.

Another consequence would be the destruction of the parasitic “for profit” colleges who cannot survive in the marketplace without government grant and loan money.

If the government subsidies were eliminated from higher education the market would work quickly to deliver low cost alternatives to students of all income levels assuming there was a demand.

With respect to aid for low income students:
1) Work to save money for college, then work while in college.
2) Join the military, serve the nation, and use the military education programs to earn a degree.
3) Scholarships funded by private entities
4) Private loans
5) States can set up scholarship funds for low income students if the state taxpayers feel it is a priority. If not, too bad.

The reality is there is not entitlement to a college education. Motivated low income students will find a way to fund an education. Unmotivated students will not.

The crying shame in this nation is we are spending billions to educate students in the arts and humanities for jobs that do not exist while community colleges are cutting programs that train people for real jobs because the administrators are trying to turn the community colleges away from their focus on technical education to education in the arts and humanities.

A nearby county in NC had an outstanding two year technical program in woodworking. Many students graduated and went onto jobs at cabinet shops or started their own businesses. The community college hired a new president who came in and decided to shut down the woodworking program in order to shift funds to “higher value” four year college track programs. Her rationale was the furniture industry was moving offshore so the graduates of the woodworking program would have no jobs. In reality, 95% of the students either went on to their own businesses or worked for small contractors, not large furniture factories. Obviously it did not occur to her that the students in the woodworking program might not be suited to a four year degree and the skills they were developing might be their only chance at decent jobs and a middle class lifestyle.

The nation would be much better off if the bloated higher education establishment was jerked off the government teat and had to compete in a free market. Doing so might even cause some of the marxist professors to lose their jobs in the inevitable downsizing. That would be a good thing.


25 posted on 08/22/2013 7:47:18 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: CodeToad
Make people pay in cash.

Ah, ah, ah...in today's BizarroWorld, that could be construed as raciss, FRiend.

26 posted on 08/22/2013 7:48:31 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well I certainly hope the clown's plan for lowering college costs works better than his AFFORARDABLE Care Act!!! We all know this little boy king has a ZERO performance record but his loyal subjects still are drinking the kool aid, and my guess this is next up because he desperately needs some love, and this is the group that will remain loyal till the very end.
27 posted on 08/22/2013 7:52:08 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Piranha

And then he will strong arm them into giving “minorities” better grades than they deserve in order to boost the graduation rate.


28 posted on 08/22/2013 7:52:09 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Soul of the South

Outstanding ideas.

However, your plan has nothing to do with affirmative action and it is not government based. Therefore, it has no chance of success with the rats and probably a majority of RINO’s.

We had a republic and we could not keep it because the majority of voters do not understand that government makes everything more expensive and they want free stuff.


29 posted on 08/22/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Soul of the South; volunbeer

You forgot one other thing : NOT EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO TO COLLEGE.

Let’s be honest...

The scholar, Charles Murray is right.

Outside a handful of majors — engineering and some of the sciences — a bachelor’s degree tells an employer nothing except that the applicant has a certain amount of intellectual ability and perseverance.

Even a degree in a vocational major like business administration can mean anything from a solid base of knowledge to four years of barely remembered gut courses.

The solution is not better degrees, but no degrees. Young people entering the job market should have a known, trusted measure of their qualifications they can carry into job interviews. That measure should express what they know, not where they learned it or how long it took them. They need a certification, not a degree.

The model is the CPA exam that qualifies certified public accountants. The same test is used nationwide. It is thorough — four sections, timed, totaling 14 hours. A passing score indicates authentic competence (the pass rate is below 50%). Actual scores are reported in addition to pass/fail, so that employers can assess where the applicant falls in the distribution of accounting competence. You may have learned accounting at an anonymous online university, but your CPA score gives you a way to show employers you’re a stronger applicant than someone from an Ivy League school.

The merits of a CPA-like certification exam apply to any college major for which the BA is now used as a job qualification. To name just some of them: criminal justice, social work, public administration and the many separate majors under the headings of business, computer science and education. Such majors accounted for almost two-thirds of the bachelor’s degrees conferred in 2005. For that matter, certification tests can be used for purely academic disciplines. Why not present graduate schools with certifications in microbiology or economics — and who cares if the applicants passed the exam after studying in the local public library?

If a high-profile testing company such as the Educational Testing Service were to reach a strategic decision to create definitive certification tests, it could coordinate with major employers, professional groups and nontraditional universities to make its tests the gold standard. A handful of key decisions could produce a tipping effect. Imagine if Microsoft announced it would henceforth require scores on a certain battery of certification tests from all of its programming applicants. Scores on that battery would acquire instant credibility for programming job applicants throughout the industry.

An educational world based on certification tests would be a better place in many ways, but the overarching benefit is that the line between college and noncollege competencies would be blurred. Hardly any jobs would still have the BA as a requirement for a shot at being hired. Opportunities would be wider and fairer, and the stigma of not having a BA would diminish.

Most important in an increasingly class-riven America: The demonstration of competency in business administration or European history would, appropriately, take on similarities to the demonstration of competency in cooking or welding. Our obsession with the BA has created a two-tiered entry to adulthood, anointing some for admission to the club and labeling the rest as second-best.

Here’s the reality: Everyone in every occupation starts as an apprentice. Those who are good enough become journeymen. The best become master craftsmen. This is as true of business executives and history professors as of chefs and welders. Getting rid of the BA and replacing it with evidence of competence — treating post-secondary education as apprenticeships for everyone — is one way to help us to recognize that common bond.


30 posted on 08/22/2013 7:57:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Slyfox

His laser is out of focus.


31 posted on 08/22/2013 8:04:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It isn’t about making college cheaper.

It is about improving the revenues of the government who has taken over the funding of college.


32 posted on 08/22/2013 8:08:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree. College is overrated/unnecessary for many occupations and the return on the investment is only advantageous for a select few.

Higher education is the perfect lesson to show that government involvement makes everything more expensive and student debt will continue to get worse until the rats have enough votes to forgive it. Why not? What’s another trillion?


33 posted on 08/22/2013 8:09:13 AM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Piranha

Oh!

You said the same thing that was my first thought.


34 posted on 08/22/2013 8:09:30 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Da Coyote

IIRC, Reagan campaigned on closing the D of E. But it’s still there.


35 posted on 08/22/2013 8:18:51 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

The media and local political intelligentsia are falling all over themselves slobbering & covering him deliver this drivel at the State University in Buffalo right now. The campaign continues ....


36 posted on 08/22/2013 8:19:19 AM PDT by mikrofon (WORKING for a Living)
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To: SeekAndFind

How much do you want to bet that conservative schools, such as Highpoint University, and certain Religous schools rank at the bottom?


37 posted on 08/22/2013 8:19:28 AM PDT by lwd
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To: SeekAndFind

There used to be a college out west that had no tuition, instead you worked on the schools ranch to earn you way. I don’t if it’s still around.


38 posted on 08/22/2013 8:25:17 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: fella
There used to be a college out west that had no tuition, instead you worked on the schools ranch to earn you way. I don’t if it’s still around.

Colleges where tuition is still free
39 posted on 08/22/2013 8:32:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama on Thursday will unveil a broad plan to lower the cost of college.

Another detour speech to avoid the real issues at hand that need to be addressed.


40 posted on 08/22/2013 8:33:02 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Soul of the South

With respect to aid for low income students:
1) Work to save money for college, then work while in college.
2) Join the military, serve the nation, and use the military education programs to earn a degree.
3) Scholarships funded by private entities
4) Private loans
5) States can set up scholarship funds for low income students if the state taxpayers feel it is a priority. If not, too bad.

The reality is there is not entitlement to a college education. Motivated low income students will find a way to fund an education. Unmotivated students will not.

_______________________________________

This is all based on common sense and wisdom. Thus, it will not be accepted by anyone who supports the current Democrat party.


41 posted on 08/22/2013 8:44:11 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: CodeToad

“Stop all student loans. Make people pay in cash.”

That’s pretty much what I did. I did every job imaginable so as not to be on the student loan after the first year. My classmates were in disbelief that I owed close to nothing after graduation. Being a strip club DJ during my college years paid the bills. Today’s generation of American students are damn weak relying on a loan..


42 posted on 08/22/2013 8:47:33 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: SeekAndFind

Something tells me Hillsdale won’t do very well....


43 posted on 08/22/2013 8:48:40 AM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

Neither will that other top notch conservative college — Grove City College.

For that matter, neither will most of the colleges on this list:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500395_162-57401262/top-15-conservative-colleges-in-the-us/


44 posted on 08/22/2013 8:53:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Outcomes, such as graduation and transfer rates, **graduate earnings**, and advanced degrees of college graduates.”

So, will they have to admit that most Liberal Arts degrees (and “ethnic” and “gay” studies) aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on?


45 posted on 08/22/2013 8:59:40 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Note to the “meddler in Chief” who lives in the White House:

First, it is NOT your job to meddle into the colleges of America. You apparently got your first American college instruction at Occidental in California—as a FOREIGN AID STUDENT!!!

Second—When you have a ‘student’ like Travon Martin’s ‘girlfriend’ who is 19 years old and just NOW ‘starting her senior high school year’, and SHE cannot READ NOR WRITE CURSIVE, you cannot blame the colleges for her not sticking with the program & being an almost instant dropout.

Third—The Liberals & the Democrats have destroyed any basic education in the USA for the past 40 ++ years. They are misled from Kindergarten all the way thru 12th grade, and are unemployable when they are GIVEN a diploma. They certainly didn’t EARN that diploma.

As a professional meddler, you, Obama, seem unable to stay out of what you have no expertise in.

I know—you DO NOT have expertise in anything other that Community Organizing.

IF I were 52 years old and couldn’t claim that I had any other expertise, I would commit suicide.

You are a complete failure, Obama.

This country will rue the day you were elected, much less re-elected.


46 posted on 08/22/2013 9:00:06 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m having a hard time see this as a bad thing. If these colleges want to take government money, they should do what the government wants.


47 posted on 08/22/2013 9:07:56 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe Obama can reuse Homeland's color-coded system for colleges. Most universities can start out as Orange and move to Green or Red as they donate to Democrats and hire union workers.

-PJ

48 posted on 08/22/2013 9:09:26 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

College loves my daughter because she pays full price, because we simply haven’t figured out how to get our hands on any money or discounts.

Well, except for the gift from the federal government. Which of course was eaten up by the big tuition increases that accompanied that “gift” — because government assistance isn’t for students, it is for liberal professors and administrators of colleges.

This “ratings system” will just be a way to fine-tune the federal dollars to make sure they don’t accidentally go to a college that has some level of conservatives in teaching or administrative slots.

We are fortunate to have our child at a state college, but still, $20,000 is a lot to pay for a room and a few hours of teaching each week.


49 posted on 08/22/2013 9:24:42 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: illiac

Of course, no law is passed, but now there will be new spending by the department, and a whole new regulation, and money will be allocated differently, and our elected representatives will have no say in the matter.


50 posted on 08/22/2013 9:25:54 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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