Lots Of Talk And Lots Of Unanswered Questions On Obama’s Education Plan
Career College Central summary:
Top White House officials might be stressing higher education as the ticket to a middle-class lifestyle, but they have provided few concrete examples of how President Barack Obama’s new college affordability plan will work.
The broad outline is as follows: The administration will base how much federal financial aid colleges get on a ratings system they plan to develop in the next couple of years; they’d like to encourage innovation (read: expanded online classes) to make higher education more accessible; and they’d like to set student loan repayment plans on how much graduates earn, and offer more student loan guidance to families.
Obama’s team can implement some of those plans, like the ratings system, on their own. But some huge questions remain. To see a list of key questions addressed — including how the rating system works and where the money will come from — follow the link below.
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