IRVING, Tex. – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, two leading potential presidential candidates from opposing political parties, both sounded an alarm here Monday about higher education becoming financially out of reach for too many young Americans, the Washington Post reports.
Sharing the podium at a higher education conference here in suburban Dallas, the former Democratic secretary of state and the former Republican governor of Florida voiced concern about the rising costs of college in the United States.
“I worry that we’re closing the doors to higher education in our own country,” Clinton said in a nearly 40-minute education policy address. “This great model that we’ve had that’s meant so much to so many is becoming further and further away from too many.”
In his remarks, Bush said he believes technology could help make college more affordable in the United States and more accessible to foreign students.