03.10.15

Senator Perdue: Georgia Tech Serves As A Model For Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a statement regarding President Obama’s visit to Georgia Tech:

“It’s ironic that President Obama continues to say that something must be done about higher education. On his watch, college costs have skyrocketed. We can all agree that college should be more accessible, and we cannot continue to burden our children with more debt, but President Obama’s strategy won't work.

“As a proud Georgia Tech alumnus, and former board member of the Georgia Tech Foundation, I have witnessed many Georgia-based solutions that can serve as a model for success. Because the twenty-first century demands more technical degrees, job training programs, and online learning options, Georgia Tech has responded to help students enter the modern economy.

“Georgia Tech launched the first online Master’s degree program using Massive Open Online Course technology and continues to innovate in online education. The Georgia Tech Promise Program, which offers debt-free degrees to Georgia families who need it most, is another model the country can emulate. Additionally, the Advanced Technology Development Center is a market-based incubator, which helps entrepreneurs launch successful startup businesses.

“Yellow Jackets know that Georgia-based problems should be fixed with Georgia-based solutions. I will continue to fight against Washington’s power-grab over our education system and fight to bring down college costs for everyone."