President Obama vowed Wednesday that he would soon unveil a plan to promote significant reform in higher education — with an emphasis on controlling what colleges charge students and families.
While President Obama has consistently talked about the importance of higher education, his rhetoric on responsibility for college costs, and on the need for significant change, has been mixed. On Wednesday, he was using phrases like “undisciplined system” and promising a plan to “shake up” the system.
In some ways, this was a return to the rhetoric of the 2012 State of the Union address, when Obama told colleges: “You’re on notice” on the issue of college costs. “If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down,” he said at the time.
It’s been a whole year, you tuition-raising crooks! Time to innovate.