Obama Speech - Obama draws protestors to University of Michigan: University of Michigan junior pre-law major Matt Jones, 20, of Kalamazoo, helped coordinate the rally of protestors outside today's speech by President Barack Obama. Tammy Stables Battaglia/Detroit Free ...
SEARCH LATEST NEWS Obama Speech Home Privacy Archive OBAMA SPEECH POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM GO Obama-Speech.png Duncan, speaking in advance of President Barack Obama's speech on the campus of the University of Michigan, said the federal government also will work aggressively to get universities to hold down tuition. “If all three partners come together," he said ... Share | OBAMA SPEECH POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM The George Foreman Grill meets the Easy-Bake Oven in the trendiest of small kitchen appliances:...- 1:43 am Editorials Letters to the editor Commentary Mike Thompson cartoons Stephen Henderson Ron Dzwonkowski Brian Dickerson Editorial page blog Columnists MitchAlbom. A A Purchase Image President Barack Obama waves as he walks out of Air Force One as he arrived at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport on Thursday, January 26, 2012. MoreThe federal government will offer states powerful incentives to invest in higher education, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said this morning. Duncan, speaking in advance of President Barack Obama’s speech on the campus of University of Michigan, said the federal government will also work aggressively to get universities to “hold down tuition.” “If all three partners (federal government, state government and the universities) come together, great things are going to happen.” “The campus-based aid that the federal government provides to colleges through Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Perkins Loans, and Work Study is distributed under an antiquated formula that rewards colleges for longevity in the program and provides no incentive to keep tuition costs low,” the White House said in a news briefing statement. “The President is proposing to change how those funds are distributed by implementing an improved formula that shifts aid from schools with rising tuition to those acting responsibly, focused on setting responsible tuition policy, providing good value in education, and ensuring that higher numbers of low-income students complete their education. “He is also proposing to increase the amount of campus-based aid to $10 billion annually. The increase is primarily driven by an expansion of loans in the federal Perkins program – which comes at no additional taxpayer cost.
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