But the president’s proposed “Blueprint for Keeping College Affordable and Within Reach for All Americans” isn’t the way to do it. Even Matt Miller of the normally White House-friendly Center for American Progress has taken issue with the administration’s blueprint, largely because it would add even more student loan debt to the already massive pile:
He’d boost campus-based Perkins loans and target the increase to schools taking steps to slow the growth of tuition. Translation: more student debt, administered in ways that may at the margins reward colleges that have had smaller price increases than others.
That’s not exactly a recipe for making college more affordable.
[Continue reading Norman Leahy’s post at Bearing Drift.]
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