||by Jennifer Hernandez
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
With the presidential election only two months away, topics such as education continue to be in the forefront of the debate – especially among democrats. Senator Tim Kaine recently wrote an article for Time Magazine on Affordable Higher Education, and in the piece he describes how different the educational landscape is now compared to when he attended college in the 1970s. Today, it’s nearly impossible for students to graduate without some level of debt, with the average student leaving college owing approximately $30,000.
The democratic vice presidential candidate used the piece as a platform to describe their plan on making education affordable for all. Not only are Clinton and Kaine pushing for a more affordable education system, but one that focuses on quality through qualified teachers and innovative programs. According to the article, Kaine says that the keys to the democratic plan to make education affordable include free in-state tuition for children of families that make less than $125,000 combined, and understanding that a four year college is not always the answer for every individual. As such, it is essential to create additional opportunities beyond the traditional degree.
Regardless of who you vote for in November, the prospect of a more affordable education systems is exciting. Here at UMassOnline we offer students an affordable and flexible option to earning a degree. We understand that attending class during the day may not be an option for you. Whether you are working a full-time job or you are not near one of our five campuses, online classes are a great way to work towards your degree without interrupting your daily life.
Visit the Online Degree and Courses Page for more information on continuing your education.