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August 27, 2013

Editorial: Politics, big gov't dominate affordability talks

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“This is extraordinarily complicated stuff, and it’s not clear we have the complete data or accurate data,” she said. What’s higher ed without data?

An Obama proposal that has gotten little notice probably should get more: create a $1 billion college “Race to the Top” competition to reward states for significant policy changes while containing tuition costs.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that amid all the back and forth, the people not heard from - or represented - were students. And it shouldn’t be surprising that the afford ability crisis that threatens higher ed got drowned, again, in politics and babble. In the meantime, families will keep looking for ways to give their children a chance at a degree, and students will take on more and more debt.

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