USF President Defends Higher Ed in New York Times
As Congressional Republicans work on a plan that could dismantle some regulations that protect students, USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., wrote in The New York Times that now is not the time to abandon the country’s historical commitment to higher education.
“President Barack Obama made higher education a clear priority, laying down a challenge to have the highest proportion of college-educated adults of any country,” Fr. Fitzgerald wrote in a letter to the editor published Dec. 17. “We are falling short of this goal.”
Fr. Fitzgerald called on Congress and the public to step up for undocumented students chasing the American dream and for middle-class families struggling to afford tuition.