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August 15, 2015

Saturday Morning Politics Thread: Santa Clinton [Y-not]

Hillary is going to eliminate college debt!!!

And it will only cost taxpayers $350,000,000,000.

...Clinton's "New College Compact," a 10-year, $350 billion proposal that comes as her Democratic opponents -- including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley -- push college affordability plans of their own.

Clinton is pushing low-interest grants and loans, and offering states incentives to keep college costs down. She said she supports President Barack Obama's proposal for free community college.

Exclusive footage of Hillary's future Education Secretary below:


(Seriously, though, reading up on the Democrats' Presumptive Nominee's education spending proposal is frightening, especially given that she is being portrayed as being less spendy than the other Democrat hopefuls.)

Or, instead of burdening me with your college costs, you could move to Texas and get a degree for $10,000:

When Bill Ayers observed that "every revolution is impossible until it happens, and then, looking backwards, every revolution appears inevitable," it is safe to say that he did not have in mind any endeavors of conservative Texas governor Rick Perry. But with his 2011 state of the state address, Perry may have launched a revolution of his own. Perry challenged Texas's public universities to craft four-year degrees costing no more than $10,000 in tuition, fees, and books, and to achieve the necessary cost reductions by teaching students online and awarding degrees based on competency.

The idea met with skepticism. Andy Brown, who was then chairman of the Travis County Democrats, labeled Perry's "scheme to serve up $10,000 college degrees ... preposterous," adding that "nobody in higher education believes that is even possible." Peter Hugill, a Texas A&M professor who at the time was president of the Texas Conference of the American Association of University Professors, posed the rhetorical question: "Do you really want a stripped-down, bare-bones degree?" Hugill went on to declare that "$10,000 seems to me a number someone pulled out of the air."

[snip]

But would Perry's plan meet the public's need? One year after the governor's challenge, Texas A&M-San Antonio became the first school to answer the call, announcing a bachelor's degree in information technology costing students just under $10,000 in tuition and fees. Today, eleven other Texas schools have announced $10,000 degree initiatives.

The burgeoning revolution has not been confined to the Lone Star State. Apparently, when it comes to higher-education reform, as Texas goes, so goes the country. Florida governor Rick Scott recently asked his state's public universities to craft $10,000 degrees of their own. In May of 2013, Georgia Tech announced an online master's degree in computer science for $7,000, a reduction of 80 percent from the $40,000 price tag charged for its on-campus program. Additionally, in the last year, legislators in Oklahoma and Oregon have begun work to introduce $10,000 degrees in their states.

Thanks to this guy:

RickPerryCampaigning.jpg

"You're welcome."

You might want to kick him some bucks.

I did.


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