Obama takes tougher stance on higher education

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a discussion at the APEC CEO Summit, a gathering of business leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

February 20, 2012 5:56:29 AM PST
Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushing a fundamental agenda shift that aggressively brings a new question into the debate: What are people getting for their money?