"As a predictor of social mobility, higher education remains the most promising path to entering the middle class. Understanding this, President Barack Obama made higher education a clear priority, laying down a challenge to have the highest proportion of college-educated adults of any country," Paul J. Fitzgerald, president of the University of San Francisco, writes in a letter to the editor of The New York Times.
"We are falling short of this goal, and now is not the time to abandon this country’s historical commitment to higher education.
Instead of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, we should make it easier for immigrant children to become part of the American dream.
Instead of putting up financial roadblocks, our government should work on creative ways to make college more affordable to middle-class families."
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Publication Date: 12/21/2017