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Tue February 21, 2012
Chancellor Morgan Reacts to President's Initiative

TBR Says Nothing to Fear from Obama Initiative

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan
photo courtesy TBR

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 46 institutions of higher learning governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents have nothing to fear from President Barack Obama’s latest education initiative, according to TBR Chancellor John Morgan. 

The Associated Press says in a story released Monday that the Obama administration is concerned about rising student debt, which now averages over $25,000. The president is also reportedly concerned by the apparent disconnect between what students learn at the nation's universities and the skills employers say they're looking for.

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