WASHINGTON (AP) - As he prepares to ask Congress for billions of
dollars in new spending for education, President Barack Obama is urging the spread of school reforms across the country. He says a
student's success can't depend on where he or she is growing up.
Obama says the nation's students need to be inspired to exceed in math and science, and that failing schools need to be turned around.
In his State of the Union speech, Obama also called on Congress to finish work on a measure to revitalize community colleges. And he called for a $10,000 tax credit to families for four years of college, and an increase in Pell Grants.
He also said college students should only have to devote 10 percent of their post-college income to repaying student loans.
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