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Clinton, in Convention Speech, Includes Higher Ed Plan

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, included her college affordability plan in her speech Thursday night accepting the nomination.

"Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all. We will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt," she said in the official prepared text of the speech, from which she deviated only slightly.

Clinton also stressed that postsecondary education is about more than four-year degrees. "And here’s something we don’t say often enough: college is crucial, but a four-year degree should not be the only path to a good job," she said. "We’re going to help more people learn a skill or practice a trade and make a good living doing it."

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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