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How the Next President Will Sway Higher Education Policy

Posted: Oct 22, 2012

 In less than a month, millions of Americans will head to the polls and cast their ballot for one of two fundamentally different visions for America, and our higher education system.

Will we choose to expand fairness, opportunity and shared responsibility? Or will we opt for harmful spending cuts and tax breaks for the wealthy and reduced investments in education for young Americans?

As a college professor, student adviser and mentor at California State University East Bay, I’ve seen first hand just how critical higher education is for our youth. At the same time, as a father, I’m all too familiar with the difficult choices families make when determining whether they can afford to send their kid off to college.

A good education is an economic necessity for everyone and essential for a strong economy. Our nation must make higher education more affordable and accessible for those with financial need. To do so, we must secure the cornerstones of our nation’s student aid programs.

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