Obama Says Colleges Should Keep Costs Low and Hints at 'Alternative' Accreditation

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President Obama surprised some college-accreditation officials with references to reforming that process in materials supporting his State of the Union address. He also said now is the time to maintain spending levels on job-creating research.
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For the second year in a row, President Obama used his State of the Union address to take colleges to task over rising tuition, warning that "taxpayers can't keep subsidizing higher and higher and higher costs for higher education."

"Colleges must do...

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