President Barack Obama addressed thousands of people at the University of Buffalo during his first stop on his trip to Upstate New York. The President spoke about his three-step plan to make college more affordable for Americans. View his full speech below.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama wrapped up his speech at the University at Buffalo to a crowd of nearly 6,000 people on Thursday morning.
It was the first stop of his two day bus tour touting his plan to make higher education more affordable.
During his speech, the President said higher education is the single best investment students can make in their futures. However, he said the soaring cost of education is becoming too burdensome and needs to change.
The President unveiled a new agenda to combat those rising costs and make higher education more affordable. His proposal includes a new rating system based on affordability, increase competition among universities to create innovations for affordability, and ensuring all borrowers can afford their tuition.
As the President departs from Buffalo, he will make his way to Henninger High School in Syracuse. He is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
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