President Obama Urges Action On Expanding College Access | Roland Martin Reports

President Obama Urges Action On Expanding College Access

Source: AP / New York Daily News

President Barack Obama says the U.S. still has a long way to go to open the door to college for low-income Americans.

Obama is convening an education summit at the White House. More than 100 college leaders are vowing to take steps to expand access to higher education.

Obama says more than ever before, a college degree is the surest path to a stable, middle-class life. He says as the economy improves, the U.S. must ensure that everyone has economic opportunities.

Obama says developing the talent of high-achieving students could have a “transformative effect.”

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