President Obama and First Lady Spotlight Higher Education Improvements at White House Summit

January 23, 2014 in Editorials, National News, News, Opinion, opinion/columns

By John W. Boyd Jr.

President, Black Farmers Association

President Obama is far out in front of our stale, stubborn Congress on the issue of expanding college education to more under-represented Americans, just as on many progressive programs this administration struggles to promote.

Last week the President announced his proposals to improve the college education system, but once again he has to use his executive powers to circumvent Congressional resistance and urge college presidents to do more to reach underserved populations. Why?…