Obama's Tuition Plan

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President Obama's message to colleges is simple: perpetual tuition hikes are no longer an option. Last week, he promised to reward colleges if they hold the line on tuition increases. On the other hand, he told college administrators that if they don't stop tuition from going up, then the funding they get from taxpayers each year will go down. We discuss the president's proposal.


Mark Yudof, president of the University of California

Debbie Cochrane, program director at The Institute for College Access & Success

Christopher Prado, student body president at CSU East Bay

Martha Kanter, under secretary of education in the U.S. Department of Education

Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)