- The Democratic platform’s plan for education focuses on what President Barack Obama has done for higher education in the last four years, reiterating his goal for the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.
- Many of the points were made by President Obama in his most recent State of the Union address, including his call for colleges to provide “good value” or lose federal aid money.
- Noticeably absent were the issue of affirmative action in college admissions—which was attacked in the Republican platform’s education plan and is currently before the Supreme Court—and the administration’s efforts to police for-profit education.
From the article:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democratic Party released its 2012 platform late Monday night, and, like the administration’s policy over the past four years, it focuses on higher education through two prisms: federal financial aid and the need to increase the proportion of Americans with college degrees. ...