Something NEEDS to be done about the current studernt loan program, which makes the government money, while saddling students and their parents with HEAVY debt….
Clinton will discuss the plan, a litmus test of sorts for progressives, at campaign stops Monday and Tuesday in New Hampshire. And at a yet-to-be-announced stop later in the week, Clinton will offer additional proposals intended to help nontraditional students — such as those who are already parents — complete their degrees, the campaign said. And the plan’s roll out is timed to coincide with college students heading back to school, potentially luring a voting bloc critical for President Barack Obama that Clinton needs to court as well.
A senior campaign official called the combination of ideas and the intense emphasis on the issue of paying for college a “bold transformation of how we would do higher education financing in our country.”
The compact’s baseline goals are to allow students to attend a four-year public college without taking out loans for tuition, attend a community college tuition-free, push states to spend more on higher education, encourage institutions to cut costs while boosting graduation rates and reward innovation.
“This is a real political organizing opportunity,” the official said. “We have heard everywhere Hillary Clinton goes, literally everywhere she goes … from young people who are being held back or families who have no idea how they’re going to pay for” college.Share on Facebook