‘We’re going to make America great again’: Trump promises ‘bigger, better’ U.S. college system
The White House announced Tuesday a plan to boost the number of people enrolled in a new college-admissions program by 20 million.
The president announced the goal during an appearance at the National Governors Association’s annual meeting in Rhode Island, calling the plan “the biggest, best, most innovative college admissions program in the history of this country.”
The president said the plan will allow students to apply to a school at the time of their college decision and then graduate without ever having to worry about financial aid, or having to wait in a long line for a place to enroll.
It will also make it easier for young people to attend the schools of their choice, and will expand the number and range of colleges available to students.
The administration said the new college admissions system will help ensure every student in America has the opportunity to attend a college of their choosing, including more selective programs that have lower admission standards.
President Trump signs an executive order during an address at the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 26, 2021.
President Trump signs a memorandum on education and workforce development at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2021.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena on July 18, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.
President Donald Trump is taking office in the Oval Office.
PresidentTrump signed a memorandum to implement a college admissions overhaul that will increase the number enrolled in new college programs by 20M.
S President Donald J. Trump signs the Executive Order on Educational Reform during the opening session of the WhiteHouse.gov conference in the Rose Garden of the United States Capitol in Washington on August 6, 2021 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The new college entrance standards will require colleges to offer a wide variety of courses, from a few dozen courses to dozens of courses.
As part of the program, colleges will also be required to offer programs that include online learning, in-person classes, and on-campus seminars.
The programs must be offered by colleges with at least 30 percent of students from underrepresented groups and ethnic minorities.
On Tuesday, the Whitehouse announced that the first three million students enrolled in the new program will have access to an online education option.
“We’re taking college admissions to a whole new level, with the president’s ambitious goal of making college more affordable for students of all backgrounds,” White House senior advisor for college and career services Karen Hester said in a statement.
At a White House event on Tuesday, President Donald John Trump said that his plan would help make America Great Again.
Trump said that the new plan would allow students who are already in the system to apply and then be able to graduate without even having to wonder about financial support, or waiting in a LONG LINE for a spot to enroll in a college.
We’re making America great once again, and I can promise you that once we’re done here, we’re going take this program to the next level.
During his speech at the conference, Trump also said that college tuition has gone up over the last decade and that tuition in the country’s largest school system has increased by an average of 1.5 percent per year since 1990.
Trump also said he’s “working to get more students to go to college,” and he added that he’s going to build a “great, great, great college system” with an estimated $1.3 trillion in investments.
While the White house has not yet announced details on how the plan would be funded, Trump has said he would be able make some investments through the Federal Reserve.
Despite the White Houses promise, some college-attendance groups have questioned whether the plan is viable.
College attendance is still low in the U, where the average cost of a degree is around $31,000, according to the National Association of College and School Boards.
Even as Trump has made college affordable, he’s faced some criticism from some students, faculty, and alumni who say that it’s just not enough.
Many of those who are paying for college are struggling financially, said Chris Anderson, a graduate student at the University of Washington and the author of a new book called “The First Time.”
Anderson said he believes the college-access program will help students who struggle to pay for college, but said that he thinks it could be more effective if colleges were required to provide more resources to help students afford it.
He said colleges should be more willing to help with financial aid because the program could help them meet their financial goals.
A 2016 report by the Institute for College Access & Success found that while the number the percentage of Americans who attended college increased by 8 percent between 2004 and 2014, enrollment in private and charter schools