USA Today reports here that President Obama is leaving on a two day bus trip to discuss his education and financial plans. One of the ideas he is showcasing is that of posting a list of colleges and universities based on their affordability.
All of this is good. But I still say that if we just turn kids into avid readers the education crisis will take care of itself. It will even help with the affordability issue since avid readers can understand their school work much more rapidly, leaving them time and energy for good part-time jobs to help with the education expenses.