|President Obama spoke on higher education today after touring the Michigan Technical Education Center in Warren, Michigan. He focused on expanding apprenticeships and doubled down on his “free” community college plan. |
In response to the President’s remarks, Generation Opportunity National Spokeswoman Patrice Lee issued the following statement:
“President Obama has the right idea of what ‘good’ looks like in higher education, but the wrong roadmap of how to get us there. Expanding apprenticeships and driving down tuition prices are great, but it shouldn’t come on the backs of hardworking young taxpayers. Our policy leaders should be looking for ways to get the government out of the higher education system. Let’s stop pumping in more federal dollars—driving up costs and holding down innovation in learning. Expanding choice will drive competition and make college more affordable.”
Generation Opportunity is a national, nonpartisan organization advocating for economic opportunity for young people through less government and more freedom.