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Obama: ‘We have to make college affordable for every American’

Calling December’s bipartisan reform of No Child Left Behind an “important step” in better preparing American students for the workforce, President Barack Obama said he will push for more college affordability in his final year in office.

In his final State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama acknowledged the heavy burden of student loans for American students and his efforts to reduce loan payments from 15 percent to 10 percent of a borrower’s income. He also promised to work on making it easier for students to avoid college loan debt in the first place.

“Providing two years of community college at no cost for every responsible student is one of the best ways to do that, and I’m going to keep fighting to get that started this year,” the president said.

FULL SPEECH: President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address

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