Conservatives guffaw at Obama tweet about ‘fighting to make college more affordable’
Hey, guys, President Obama is totally fighting to make college more affordable. He tweeted it and everything so it must be true!
This past weekend, the president told an audience in Florida “millions of students are paying less for college today” thanks to federal actions.
But contrary to the president’s comments, the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing shows published in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions have increased 25 percent over the last three years, from $6,591 during the 2008-2009 academic year to $8,244 last year. Similar trends can be seen in private and two-year degree programs.
But Obama will have more flexibility to handle college affordability after the election. Please transmit that information to college kids.
Maybe “affordable” will be in the Truth Team’s 2012 Obama-Biden dictionary?