Barack Obama

Obama Holds Summit With College Leaders, Wants More Kids in College

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His education agenda mired in Congress, President Barack Obama is urging university presidents to copy each other's best examples to expand access to higher education, highlighting his efforts to use presidential persuasion in the absence of legislation.

"More than ever a college degree is the surest path to a stable middle class life," Obama told more than 100 college and university presidents and the leaders of more than 40 nonprofit and other education groups who he summoned to the White House Thursday.