EDUCATION REFORM: Town Hall Discussion Held

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DMACC held a town hall discussion on President Barack Obama’s higher education reform proposal Thursday afternoon.

A US Education Department official attended the afternoon discussion to speak about the president’s plan and its three parts.

The first is to link federal financial aid to college performance. The second is to spark competition between colleges by shining a light on college performance by rating schools.

The third is to limit student loan payments to 10-percent of their income.

“These bold reforms won’t be popular with everyone but they will put the focus on where it belongs and that’s the best long term interests of our students,” Mark Mitsui said.

Obama’s proposal was first introduced in August.

Washington officials are hosting town hall meetings and roundtables in November and December seeking public input.


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