Obama proposes new system for rating colleges
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Obama proposes new system for rating colleges
Posted by dante on 8/22 at 11:49 am
LINK Why is this a federal issue?

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The president also proposed legislation to give colleges a "bonus" based on the number of students they graduate who received Pell Grants. The goal is to encourage colleges to enroll and graduate low- and moderate-income students.
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"As we're weighing these domestic policy positions and foreign policy decisions, the president puts the interests of the United States of America first," Earnest said. "The fact that we are doing this bus tour is an indication that the president has his priorities straight."
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Obama is also renewing his call for a $1 billion college "Race to the Top" competition that would reward states that make significant changes in higher education policies while also containing tuition costs.
With everything going on THIS has become the president's top priority?

ETA: from the white house press conference yesterday
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The President and this administration have been strong supporters of historically black colleges and universities all across the country. Funding for those colleges and universities has increased under President Obama. And the President was pleased to have the opportunity earlier this spring to speak at the commencement at Moorehouse College down in Atlanta. So the record -- the President’s record on these issues -- he has a bias in favor of historically black colleges and universities because of the service they provide and because of the quality education that they provide to their students.


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Posted by papasmurf1269 on 8/22 at 11:51 am to dante
Obama is an a-hole.


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Posted by CarrolltonTiger on 8/22 at 11:52 am to dante
Colleges should be seeking out the intellectually capable not the cognitively deficient.

Colleges should be rewarded for academic excellence not lowering standards to give degrees of little value other than getting minorities government jobs.



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Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/22 at 11:54 am to CarrolltonTiger
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Colleges should be seeking out the intellectually capable not the cognitively deficient.
This. I will never understand the desire to reward mediocrity (and lower).



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Posted by Gray Tiger on 8/22 at 11:54 am to papasmurf1269
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Obama is an a-hole desperately searching for a hot button issue to revive his flagging popularity rating.


FIFY



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Posted by Freauxzen on 8/22 at 12:06 pm to Taxing Authority
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Colleges should be seeking out the intellectually capable not the cognitively deficient.

This. I will never understand the desire to reward mediocrity (and lower).


Because of the American Dream. That's why we reward mediocrity.



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Posted by TrueTiger on 8/22 at 12:13 pm to dante
He's looking for any new campaign issue to distract the people from looking at his disastrous presidency.


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Posted by dante on 8/22 at 12:15 pm to dante
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The goal is to encourage colleges to enroll and graduate low- and moderate-income students.
We happened to seeking out the best and brightest? Low to moderate income....is that code word for blacks?



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Posted by Chimlim on 8/22 at 12:22 pm to dante
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"As we're weighing these domestic policy positions and foreign policy decisions, the president puts the interests of the United States of America first," Earnest said. "The fact that we are doing this bus tour is an indication that the president has his priorities straight."


The fact he had to say this proves to me he clearly doesn't have his priorities straight.



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Posted by CITWTT on 8/22 at 12:27 pm to dante
So the universities will lower their standards to graduate dummies to garner more cash. Sounds like a great policy to put forth to me, it makes the proponent look as if he speaks with the wisdom of Solomon.


ETA consider the appearances on the graduation rates of SUNO going up as they will get more money, and as a result better faculty.


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Posted by dante on 8/22 at 12:31 pm to CITWTT
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graduation rates of SUNO
This....all I kept thinking about while reading the article.



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Posted by Tiger in NY on 8/22 at 12:51 pm to dante
I am truly going to laugh my arse off when all of the HBCs get just shittastic ratings and everyone starts crying racism.


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Posted by Gr8t8s on 8/22 at 1:05 pm to dante
<tinfoilhat>
It's all about government control. Empower the ignorant. Reduce the incentive to become an intelligent individual with their own thoughts and you'll increase your voter base and their dependence on you.
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Posted by mule74 on 8/22 at 1:50 pm to dante
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With everything going on THIS has become the president's top priority?


What did you expect? You think he's going to talk about what's happening around the world.



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Posted by davesdawgs on 8/22 at 1:56 pm to dante
Typical liberal meme; lower standards so the deficient feel better about themselves.


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Posted by memphis tiger on 8/22 at 1:58 pm to dante
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The goal is to encourage colleges to enroll and graduate low- and moderate-income students.


Yep, don't worry about educating them, just make sure you graduate them. Let's have a whole new generation of people unprepared to enter the workforce.



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Posted by ehidal1 on 8/22 at 1:59 pm to dante
Coming soon to America!!

College educations equivalent to public school education...They might as well start calling college grades 13, 14, 15, and 16.

And how in the frick is this the job of the POTUS?



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Posted by dante on 8/22 at 2:01 pm to Chimlim
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indication that the president has his priorities straight."
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The fact he had to say this proves to me he clearly doesn't have his priorities straight.
Maybe he is focusing on phony priorities rather than phony scandals.



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Posted by oklahogjr on 8/22 at 2:02 pm to dante
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The goal is to encourage colleges to enroll and graduate low- and moderate-income students.

why don't we encourage them to take the best students on. who gives a frick about how much you make before you start we should be subsidizing smart students to attend school and become something useful.

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The President and this administration have been strong supporters of historically black colleges and universities all across the country. Funding for those colleges and universities has increased under President Obama. And the President was pleased to have the opportunity earlier this spring to speak at the commencement at Moorehouse College down in Atlanta. So the record -- the President’s record on these issues -- he has a bias in favor of historically black colleges and universities because of the service they provide and because of the quality education that they provide to their students.

ugh race has nothing to do with education either. Please don't obamacare the education system, it's not good now but you won't improve it with your plans Mr. President.



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Posted by Crow Pie on 8/22 at 2:11 pm to dante
Did Obama even go to college..is Obama qualified to comment on higher education. If so, what were his grades...

Is that too much to ask for a sitting figurehead, to ask that he qualify himself to discuss this topic?



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