“We need to modernize our higher-education system to make it more affordable, flexible and outcomes-oriented, so all Americans, young and old, can learn the skills they need to secure and retain good-paying jobs,” Ivanka Trump, who unveiled the plan, said on a call with reporters, according to the Associated Press.
No specific plan or borrowing limits were announced.
Kathleen Day, a professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, joins today’s podcast and says that, when it comes to capping taxpayer-backed student lending, “The problem with that is, Who benefits from that?”
4. Virginia is for lovers of gerrymandering
The Supreme Court is considering how to rule in the case of Virginia legislative districts that some argue were drawn to pack minorities together to limit their voting power.
This effectively pits the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires certain states to consider race in forming districts, against the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, which limits that.
ABC News Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer breaks it all down for us.
“As to whether or not these two will be held accountable, I think this [could go either of] two ways,” said Ward, the author of “Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.” “Either they will [face scrutiny from] a combination of Congress and prosecutors. Or their path, their trajectory, will continue as it has, which seemingly is remarkably unstoppable.”