Addressing affordability and the need for multiple approaches: An appeal to the president

Matt Zalaznick's picture
Thursday, August 15, 2013

In his speech last month, President Obama noted that a "cornerstone of a strong middle class... [is] an education that prepares our children and our workers for the global competition that they're going to face. And if you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century."

I couldn't agree more.

In fact, there are several issues that the president raised in his speech that demand the attention of those of us who work in higher education.

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