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How Obama Reversed Course On College Ratings

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.02.2015 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and a...

Obama: College Degree Is 'The Surest Ticket To The Middle Class'

AP | Nedra Pickler | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all America...

Obama's Already Emotional Over Malia Leaving For College -- Two Years From Now

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months awa...

Sabrina Siddiqui

McCain Attacks Obama Over What He Wrote About Russia In College | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday drew from a new source in arguing that President Barack Obama has been too 'soft' on Russia: An ar...

Meet Obama's Favorite College Leader

Politico | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The next time President Obama touts a new higher education plan, look around. You’ll likely find Nancy L. Zimpher in the background. Zimpher, the...

Are Elite Colleges Worth the Price Tag?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

When choosing a college, remember that tuition cost shouldn't be the only way to calculate the value of your degree -- investing in schools with better internships, contacts or special programs can help you continue to build wealth years after you graduate.

Flawed From the Start: The President's New Plan for Higher Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

All of us know that more must be done. But is this plan a good solution? The "best value" rating system may seem plausible at first glance, but there can be no doubt that it will do much unintended harm to higher education in America.

The Freedom Not to Choose

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Dr. Antonio Pérez

By the very act of forcing the dialogue, Obama has led us on a crucial and courageous first step toward a better and more equitable bargain -- not just for the middle class and the millions of students who can't afford to attend college, but for the nation.

Obama Makes Curious Suggestion On Law School

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama says law schools in the U.S. should cut down to two years instead of three to cut costs for students. Obam...

Obama Bus Tour Rolls On

Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUBURN, N.Y. — President Barack Obama gets back on the road Friday for the final leg of a two-day bus tour ce...

New Tool Eases College Process

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.02.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

With the College Scorecard, students have a service that wouldn't be provided elsewhere. Even if students research colleges on their own, they are more likely to find information that is skewed, biased or disorganized.

No One Cares Anymore

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 11.26.2012 | College

ELMHURST, Ill. — What a difference four years can make. In 2008, college campuses were filled with campaign posters and political rallies &ndas...

Can the Next President Put Public Universities Back on Top?

Gene D. Block | Posted 11.21.2012 | College
Gene D. Block

The bottom line is that we all need to be held accountable, but those of us who work in public higher education can't do it alone. America's success is fundamentally connected to the state of our education system.

Obama Still A Hit Among Key Group

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama's be...

'Half Of My Generation Didn't Get Up And Go To A Job This Morning'

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | College

* Obama seeks to energize campus vote as students start classes * Reminds students of healthcare benefits under Obamacare ...

Obama Going Back To College

AP | JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — President Barack Obama, appealing to students who powered his first White House run, swooped onto college campuses Tuesday...

Obama Slamming Romney As Out-Of-Touch

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Barack Obama says deep cuts in college aid that Mitt Romney is set to make would be the moral equivalent of telling y...

Why Does Obama Want To Trademark The G.I. Bill?

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 06.27.2012 | College

FORT STEWART, Ga. — President Barack Obama reached out to a generation of young soldiers Friday as he added new protections for veterans and mil...

Obama Speaking On Key Issue To Young Voters

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Courting college voters, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Congress needs to keep the cost of college loans from skyr...

Obama Takes On College Costs In An Effort To Woo Young Voters

AP | By BEN FELLER | Posted 04.24.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- Wooing young voters, President Barack Obama is on a blitz to keep the cost of college loans from soaring for millions of students, takin...

New Plan to Cut College Costs? Been There, Done That

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Asking colleges and states to take on more of the cost of reforms will lead to bigger tuition increases, not smaller ones. Something must be done, but experienced educators will tell you this "new" plan isn't the way to go.

Stop Starving Public Universities and Shrinking the Middle Class

Robert Reich | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Robert Reich

Santorum needn't worry. America is already making it harder for young people of modest means to attend college. Public higher education is being starved, and the middle class will shrink even more as a result.

Santorum's College-Faith Argument Is Off Base

Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on Rick Santorum is off base when he criticizes college as a place where young people lose the...

Obama Gets Tough On Higher Ed

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.22.2012 | College

WASHINGTON — Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushin...


AP | Posted 01.25.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is proposing to keep college affordable by yanking federal aid from colleges that don't keep tuition down and pro...