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Statement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Obama’s Higher Education Proposals

August 22, 2013

 

“President Obama’s plan announced today at the University at Buffalo is a sweeping, thoughtful proposal that aims to help students and families access and manage the costs of higher education. The plan is multifaceted, with many details that will have to be explored in the weeks and months ahead.

Today’s proposals, which we continue to investigate, would seem to create a system of ranking institutions based on a set of outcomes-related data. The administration already has some of this data and will seek more. As usual, the devil is in the details, but we are encouraged that the administration has invited the higher education community to be part of this conversation. We will be vigilant in working to prevent tying the receipt of aid to metrics, which could have a profoundly negative impact on the very students and families the administration is trying to help.

In the area of state funding, with 80 percent of college and university students enrolled at public institutions, we simply cannot have a meaningful conversation about college affordability without encouraging states to reinvest in public higher education. We’ve long supported maintenance of effort proposals that would do just that.

Colleges and universities remain committed to extending an affordable and quality postsecondary education to millions of Americans, and being accountable for the federal dollars they receive. We welcome the president’s interest in this complex topic and look forward to further conversations on how we can continue to make progress on this important issue.”

 
MEDIA CONTACT: Erin Hennessy ▪ 202-939-9367 ▪ ehennessy@acenet.edu

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