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How An ObamaCare for Higher-Ed Could Bring Down the Skyrocketing Cost of College


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, education reform, high cost of college education, government, news )

Cal
- 92 days ago - theweek.com
Higher-ed is ripe for some ObamaCare-like reforms



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John S. (303)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 4:49 am
That's not bringing cost, it's just allowing someone else to pay the cost, and as many countries in healthcare have found, people can drive down cost by insuring that they make smart decisions and that means they understand the cost/benefits and can act accordingly. But if you are really interested in driving cost down, might I recommend limiting salaries for teachers and expanding classroom sizes (my university was very expensive as the largest class I had was 23 students in my first year, by my 4th year it was 9).
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 7:47 am
When 1% of the population is uber-rich and the middle-class is shrinking every year, education becomes more critical than ever!

There would be enormous benefits to our society if education were FREE!

But, wealthy Republicans will NEVER vote for this because it actually threatens them.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 9:42 am
Rating a teacher on a student's performance is just grossly unfair. How can you rate a teacher who teaches school in the inner cities to those who teacher in upper middle class schools? The same goes for colleges. A student's success in college is due to their effort to learn. Yes, there are poor teachers,there are also students who should not have gone to college, or do not seek extra help in their subject.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 12:00 pm
Noted
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 4:06 pm
Noted. Well, it reads like a good idea to me. This should go hand-in-hand with Elizabeth Warren's bill to reduce the interest on college loans to a bit over 3%. Personally, I'd like the see the interest at 1%.....which is still a higher rate than the banks are getting at the Fed.
 

Betty K. (285)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 6:39 pm
I think low interest rate loans are a good idea. I also think more bursaries for deserving students would keep their debts down.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Friday June 20, 2014, 5:08 am
What a good idea. John S. If we want to live in a successful and prosperous country, we all should contribute a little to students' education. It is a small investment for a big return.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Friday June 20, 2014, 6:12 am
I wonder when people will realize how much Obama is trying to do for the average citizen? In many countries, a college education is free - which may help explain why those other countries are way ahead of us in so many areas.
 
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