March 25, 2012, 10:43 pm
This is the mid-point in my series of articles on President Obama’s agenda for higher education. Beginning with Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda in early February, I said I would post a series examining the eight major components of his plans for higher education, and then try to put them together as a whole. In part one of the series, Supersizing, I reviewed the president’s dream of ushering in a gargantuan expansion of higher education. In part two, I looked at his proposed use of Price Controls. In part three, College for All, I traced his evolving theme of sending all American high-school graduates to a least one year of formal postsecondary education. In part four, Better Citizens, I looked at some of the ways Obama has sought to use colleges to promote progressive values among students.
I take this effort to promote progressive values to be the heartbeat of Obama’s…