launching college affordability bus tour
PACE AP White House Correspondent
(AP) - President Barack Obama is launching a two-day bus tour Thursday through
New York and Pennsylvania to promote proposals for making college more
affordable, a goal he has cast as "a personal mission."
the details of Obama's plans are still unknown, officials say the president
will call for changes in the way college is paid for, with the understanding
that government assistance alone cannot keep up with skyrocketing education
costs. According to Obama administration estimates, average tuition costs at
four-year public colleges have more than tripled over the past three decades.
tour underscores the White House's desire to stay focused on domestic issues,
even as foreign policy crises in Egypt and Syria vie for his attention.