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NPR: College Presidents Have Problems With Obama's Message On Tuition

    As an addendum to our earlier post on the president’s education speech in Michigan on Friday, NPR’s Larry Abramson writes on The Two Way about pushback from college presidents on Mr. Obama’s college cost-cutting proposal:

    “College presidents say the White House should not be prescribing how schools save money. They also express bewilderment at the idea that colleges might be punished by the federal government at the same time as many states are cutting support for higher ed. The big question is whether the administration really intends to push congress to approve these proposals, or whether the White House sees college affordability as a part of the ‘fairness’ doctrine advanced in the State of the Union Address. If it’s the latter, the president may find these ideas as useful during the campaign, even if they are never enacted.”

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