The recession did not make American students stupid. It did not make taxpaying parents stupid, either, though the latest talk from Washington warns that we are on track to become a nation of dullards. The label will be deserved if we swallow the latest crisis dreamed up by the president and spending happy congressional Democrats.
Children and senior citizens are wonderful political tools whose needs can be manipulated as an excuse to spend more, or as a reason to refuse to spend less. The politician has yet to be born whose goal is to run on a record of saying “no” to kids or the elderly.
If the United States is to meet the President’s goal of once again having the highest college attainment rate in the world by 2020, community colleges must lead the way.
President Barack Obama 
Proclamations from Washington containing the words “if” and “must” are never a good thing.