Thursday, March 15, 2012

Obama's Priority - NCAA March Madness?

As Obama heads to Ohio to focus on the NCAA tournament, we took the opportunity to look into his record with college students and turns out it hasn’t exactly been the priority he’s made it seem – see the op-ed from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on Red State.

As Obama focuses on the NCAA tournament, what is his record with college students?

Chairman Priebus: "A Failing Grade: Obama's Record with College Students"
Excerpts from
Red State

By: Reince Priebus
March 13, 2012

"These days, it seems like the president spends more time thinking about the Final Four than the difficulties facing a family of four: the soaring college tuition, the sluggish economy, skyrocketing gas prices, and massive national debt. Of course, no one begrudges the president's filling out a bracket. But March Madness should not trump our many national crises...

"Thanks to Obama's policies, young voters are not better off than they were four years ago. And today's college students won't be better off four years from now, either.

"The cost of college has reached an all-time high. According to College Board, average tuition for an in-state four year college has increased from $6,591 to $8,244 since Obama took office-a 25 percent increase.

"Earlier this year and with much fanfare, President Obama announced plans to reduce that cost. Unfortunately, his plans will likely do more harm than good. Much like his college loan reforms, which will save the average student less than $10 a month, they are not serious proposals. They are political ploys to win back dispirited young voters...

"This 'plan' may actually hurt colleges. The New York Times reports that some education experts 'worry that by tying aid to costs,' Obama's proposal would lead to 'larger class sizes and greater use of adjuncts' and a 'lower-quality college education' overall...

"Four years ago, college students propelled Barack Obama to victory. Today, they and their younger siblings are paying the price..."

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