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Should the United States put in a greater effort to make college more affordable?

College Affordability Campaign

This video is about a campaign group who is in the process of trying to make college more affordable for Americans.  This campaign group consists of many students who are struggling to pay for their college tuitions.  Some of them have student loans to pay for college, and many of them worry about being in debt after college.  Many of them feel that they won’t be able to pay off their student loans.  In this video these campaigners hope to achieve lower interest rates on their loans and to increase pell grants.  These people are real life students and college seekers and it shows the reality of college.  This video shows that even if a student meets all the standards for college, they are sometimes only held back due to finances.  This video gives off a sense of emotion to those who have trouble affording college.  It shows that a lot of Americans have high dreams they want to pursue but know they need a college degree to achieve it.

Barack Obama On Education

This video is on Barack Obama’s perspective on education.  In this video he talks about what we need to do to make our education more prosperous.  He states that not only is college affordability important, but so is education at younger ages.  He says that we must have better early childhood education to better prepare the children of America for school.  He says we must also raise the pay for teachers so that we can have high quality educators for the students of America.  For college, Barack Obama speaks about how many Americans can be up to $60,000 in debt after college.  In order to make college more affordable we need to strip out subsidies, create money for grants, and make a loan forgiveness program.  Barack Obama talks about how too many Americans are struggling to pay for college.  He wants every single American to have the opportunity for academic success in higher education.

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