Obama Talks New College Plan (Live Stream Video)

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 22, 2013 Updated: August 22, 2013

At the University at Buffalo, President Barack Obama discusses his plan to make college more affordable. 

Obama to unveil proposed new system for rating colleges. President Barack Obama today will unveil a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards. The new rating system, which the president wants implemented before the 2015 school year, would evaluate colleges on a series of measures, including average tuition and student loan debt, graduation rates, and the average earning of graduates. Obama will unveil the proposals Thursday as he opens a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.