By Matt Miller, Wednesday, February 1
The Washington Post
You probably don’t think President Obama’s new college affordability initiative will leave students with more debt than they incur today. But you’d be wrong.
The president deserves credit for calling out soaring tuition and unsustainable student debt as huge barriers to upward mobility and a strong middle class. But unfortunately, the remedies he sketched in his State of the Union address and in a speech at the University of Michigan last week are textbook examples of proposals meant to signal the president’s “values” (and win votes) while doing little to address the problem.