JINDAL: They should be accountable to their students through the market. For some reason, the private sector is a bad word to this president. It's not in the real world. In Louisiana, we fought so that the dollars follow the child and so the child following the dollar. What that means, from K-12, what that means is that parents and their families can decide what's the best way for their children to be educated. You either trust the American people or you don't. I know the Left doesn't. That's why you get ObamaCare. That's why you get Common Core, they want to take away our gun rights under the Second Amendment. They want to take away our religious liberty rights. So, yes, there's accountability. There's accountability to students through choice and competition. We don't need the nanny state to protect us from ourselves.
JINDAL: Absolutely they should be accountable. They should be accountable to their students through the market. Look, you either trust the American people to make their own choices or you don't. I know the Left thinks we need to be protected from ourselves. President Obama is trying to limit competition to the higher education market. In Louisiana, we have a TOPS program, where we will help if a student maintains a 2.5 GPA, we'll pay for their tuition. They can take those dollars for private school of their choice in the state as well.
[OnTheIssues note; TOPS, the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend public colleges or technical schools. The TOPS Program includes: TOPS Opportunity Awards, TOPS Performance Awards, TOPS Honors Awards, and TOPS Tech Awards.]
A: In Ohio we're changing the system. Universities will not get paid one dime unless the student graduates or completes a course. We are also working to go after the cost drivers in universities. At Ohio State they sold the parking garage and lot, and they got $500 million because they shouldn't be in the parking lot business.
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