Higher ed a centerpiece of Democratic National Convention's opening night
- President Obama's actions on higher education over the past four years took center stage on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.
- Multiple speakers touted the President's support, and doubling, of funding for the Pell Grant, which they said would be devastated by a Romney administration.
- Sustaining the maximum Pell Grant, currently $5,550, has been a priority in each of the Obama administration's budgets, but it hasn't come without tradeoffs in other programs.
From the article:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As the Democratic National Convention officially opened here Tuesday night, President Obama's actions over the past four years on higher education -- especially the Pell Grant -- were front and center. Tuesday night's proceedings, the first of three nights officially kicking off Obama's re-election campaign, featured two speakers from higher education. ...
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