Last night, President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to the nation. As anticipated, the President proposed several higher education initiatives as part of his domestic agenda, referred to throughout the Address as his “middle-class economics” plan. Here are some of the President’s proposals that relate to higher education: Free community college The … Continued
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// Post by The White House. President Obama announced last night on social media his plan to make community college free for “everybody who is willing to work for it.” The plan, named “America’s College Promise,” is largely inspired by the Tennessee Promise passed last session and proposed by Governor Bill Haslam. The President will … Continued
President Barack Obama announced Thursday a set of federal higher education proposals focusing on the issues of college performance, cost, affordability, and innovation. According to a fact sheet released by The White House early Thursday morning, the President’s plan will connect student aid to college and university outcomes. The President is directing the U.S. Department … Continued
President Obama released his proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget Wednesday morning. The budget proposal includes new investments in education, infrastructure, and research, along with the President’s proposals to alter Social Security, Medicare, and tax policy. This budget proposal comes two months later than usual, largely a result of sequestration and an incomplete fiscal year 2013 … Continued