Skip to comments.Here's Obama's Ambitious New College Ratings Plan To Make College Cheaper
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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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.
Like he proposed Obamacare to reduce healthcare costs?
Why doesn’t the government do this for grocery stores? convenience stores? Carpet stores? Electronics stores? Craft stores? Boutique shops? Gas stations?
“plan would instruct the Department of Education to rank colleges with their peers....”
The blind and dumb leading the blind.....
“Department of Education”
Of all the useless departments staffed with idiots, this one takes the cake.
Oh, forgot about the Just-Us department.
Wow, he single-handedly solved our nations ills in a single bold and brilliant maneuver.
What a man!
Both pay-to-play (i.e. cut a check to OFA if you want us to rate you highly)
student/faculty race and sexual preferences and the racial makeup of students who “graduate” will have NO effect on govt funding
this shouldn’t phase the big universities, they have been obsequious affirmative action toe suckers for almost 3 generations now
Fresh off his successful [sic] plan to make healthcare cheaper, the kenyan community organizer attacks another problem! /s
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?
FedGov ratings are just another lever of extortion for the Chicago bolshevik mob.
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)
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?