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Posted on 08/22/2013 8:56:42 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama to Propose College Ratings System on Bus Tour
By Colleen McCain Nelson
President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce proposals aimed at combating rising college costs by creating a new ratings system and eventually tying federal student aid to institutions performance.
The president will call for rating colleges before the 2015 school year on measures such as affordability and outcomes, including graduation and transfer rates.
Once that system is in place, Mr. Obama will ask Congress to allocate financial aid based on those ratings by 2018. Students at top-performing colleges could receive larger federal grants and more affordable student loans. The plan is expected to spur pushback from some colleges.
Mr. Obama also will urge innovation in higher education, encouraging colleges to pursue ideas including three-year accelerated degrees and massive open online courses. The president will return to some familiar ideas as well, calling for an expansion of his pay-as-you-earn program that caps student loan payments at 10% of monthly income and re-upping his funding requests for the Race to the Top program, which is focused on state higher education reforms.
The president will lay out his plan on a two-day bus tour that will wind through New York and into Pennsylvania. His first stop Thursday will take him to the University at Buffalo, with a speech planned later in the day in Syracuse.
The presidents college affordability plan is the latest in a wide-ranging series of proposals that the administration has dubbed a better bargain for the middle class.
Mr. Obama has said that making college affordable is a personal mission, as hes pledged to shake up the current system. Tuition increases have far outpaced inflation in recent years.
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There fixed it.
So explain how is it the new dean of Rutgers U get's paid 750K?
So, are these buses built in Canada like on his last “tour”?
Syracuse eh? Someone must have spelled it for him.
Gee: I don’t see any way this could be abused./s/
Hope some freepers bought the tickets for the speech today that were on craigslist.org. Could be fun.
BTW, the Princeton Review has been doing this for years.
This will amount to nothing more than the same program he has for everything. Destroy it and in the process redistribute wealth to His people and screw over YT and the middle class.
Also all perversion will be glorified and all related to a Judeo-Christian heritage is to be mocked or outlawed.
What could go wrong?
Let’s take a system we can’t control and introduce crony favoritism!
That’s the ticket!
Wonder how Hillsdale will rate?
Betcha colleges with fully inclusive coed dorm rooms and special facilities for transgenders will be at the top of the heap.
Perhaps Mr. Obama could release his college records so that we can see how those institutions graded the smartest man in the world.
I mean, he is the standard for all things, right?
Prevost— from Montreal, Quebec. An excellent platform, btw, but not US made.
The old MCIs were great.
I want to see his college records first.
Once again, now that another industry or part of society is hooked on Federal Aid, it finds itself having to dance to manufactured, political “metrics” on performance to keep the dope coming.
Want to reduce college expenses? Cut all Government aid to students and universities.
They will need to cut-back, rationalize, and focus on their core mission just like every other industry
What has he done about this in the last 5 years? Nothing. Will be do anything that actually reduces the amount of money colleges extract from students? No.
Syria? Egypt? Unemployment? Federal Budget Crisis? Immigration? IRS? NSA Leaks?
There’s no problem too big to run away from, eh?
How will this affect predominately black colleges?
Now if we could get the prez’s institutional performance tied to true votes and the public’s desire to stop this socialism.
This new “rating” crap is a ploy to tie the academia even closer to the purse strings.... and of course.. the bs lies of .. him. Socialism writ large.
It's just the way things work in the world that Obama has created for us.
I live near buffalo
this is a great big nothingburger of an event
there are more press than people