President Obama is making good on his promises to help African-American students to excel!
Obama has just announced that he is creating a brand new office that will “coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.”
This initiative, called the “White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans,” will be the first ever of it’s kind.
The President will sign the executive order to pass the initiative today. Once passed, the office will set the bar for creating “a more effective continuum” of opportunities for African-American students.
Obama has said his reasons for creating the office were “so that every child has greater access to a complete and competitive education from the time they’re born all through the time they get a career.”
He went on to say:
And that’s why we’re pushing all colleges and universities to cut their costs. Because we can’t keep asking taxpayers to subsidize skyrocketing tuition. A higher education in the 21st century cannot be a luxury. It is a vital necessity that every American should be able to afford. I want all these young people to be getting a higher education, and I don’t want them loaded up with tens of thousands of dollars of debt just to get an education. That’s how we make America great.
It looks like it’s a great time to be young and black in America these days! That is unless Mitt Romney gets into office and shuts that whole program down. Think about it people!!
(Source: Huffington Post)