Can Obama deliver on his college affordability promises?

When Joe Biden traveled to Florida last week with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to host a town hall on college affordability, groups of students lined the palm-shaded streets, cheering as the motorcade blew by, the Huffington Post reports. On his way out of Fletcher High School, Biden even stopped for a group of effusive fourth graders. But Abby Pugh, a junior at Fletcher, had more questions than unmitigated enthusiasm for the vice president. An aspiring journalist, Pugh hopes to get scholarships to alleviate the financial burden of her education. If she fails to secure them, she says, “I’ve thought about the debt, but I try not to.” Pugh joined her fellow students in cheering Obama’s second in command. “It’s exciting that he came here to our little beach school,” she said. “But I’m not sure what, exactly, he can do for us.”

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