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President Caret expresses support for Obama proposal

BOSTON - President Robert L. Caret today released the following statement expressing his support for the goals and aims of President Obama's college cost-control plan.
 
"President Obama has focused on the key issues: institutional and student accountability, standards, expected outcomes and transparency. It is no longer acceptable merely to report on outcomes, we need to set goals and be held accountable based on performance. The current system isn't meeting the needs of students and falls short of meeting our social and economic needs - and we can no longer afford this lack of success from a human capital and fiscal perspective. I applaud President Obama for challenging us to do better. I know that we can and will. There is too much at stake for us to do otherwise."

Contact: Robert P. Connolly, 617-287-7073

8/23/13

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Robert P. Connolly
Vice President for Strategic Communications and University Spokesperson
617.287.7073 (office)
rconnolly@umassp.edu

Ann Scales
Director of Communications
617.287.4084 (office)
ascales@umassp.edu

JoAnn Conley
Communications Coordinator/Writer
617.287.5538
jconley@umassp.edu

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