This idea could either be very good or very bad. I always thought degrees should have a high bar of entry. They`re like money. The more you give out, the less valuable they are. Decades ago, you could get a very respectable job with a high school diploma alone. Centuries ago, you didn`t even need that. Not long ago, a BA was a respectable achievement. It`s losing value as it becomes more common. MA or PHD is the minimum requirement as BA`s become the new high school diploma. Soon, MA`s will fill that niche. If the momentum continues, we`ll need degrees beyond PHD, or there won`t be any means to rise above the crowd. Granted, the real point of an education is to learn something, but the point of the certification is to move yourself to the shortlist of employable peoples for high tier jobs, saying, "Here`s the proof that I`m better educated than 90% of the nation."
Here`s the article.
I wonder if Obama is going to achieve this by just throwing tuition money around, maybe print a trillion dollars to send every high schooler to college; or if it`ll be a procedural program working with high schools and colleges? Probably a lot of the former and some of the latter.
Making limitless possibilities much more limited.