It is no secret that Michelle Obama can do no wrong and everything she touches turns to gold. Ok, maybe that isn’t true, but she has recently launched a new phsase of her initaiative to help encourage students to continue their education after high school.
According to ABCNews:BetterMakeRoom.org will be a place for students ages 14-19 to get information on such matters as signing up for the SAT and ACT exams, filling out federal financial aid forms and applying to college, aides said. Students will also be able to share stories about their goals, their progress and what’s inspiring them to go to college.
This is a great move on the part of FLOTUS because it helps those that really need it, high school kids, but also aims to strengthen POTUS mission of returning the U.S. to first in the world in the number of college graduates by the year 2020.
The United States is one of the largest industrial nations in the world, but the rising cost of college seems to be keeping people from attending these days. No one wants to end up $100,000 or more in student loan debt for an undergraduate degree we all know is the modern day equivalent of a high school diploma.
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