President Obama focuses on higher ed in first Tumblr Q&A
- President Barack Obama addressed education in his very first Tumblr Q&A on Tuesday, just one day removed from taking action on student loan management and affordability.
- The Q&A was hosted by Tumblr Founder David Karp in the White House State Dining Room and covered topics like college accessibility and steps being taken to address the nation's massive student loan debt.
As much as this Q&A was likely meant for current and prospective students, as well as recent graduates, it's of interest to higher ed administrators, as well. Ultimately, any move to help students manage their loan debt is a plus for institutions, which will ultimately benefit from graduates being able to make their payments on time — especially if a proposed federal college rating system that ties funding to things like student default rates and loan debt comes to fruition.
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