ERIC Number: ED396622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-4
Reference Count: N/A
Remarks by the President at Princeton University Commencement Address.
This speech by President William Clinton addresses the 1996 graduating class of Princeton University on the occasion of Princeton's 250th anniversary. After his opening remarks, the President touches on the importance of the graduating seniors' education as well as the importance of education in general to the nation's future. He compares the current year to a century ago and mentions the advent of a new millennium, calling it the Age of Possibility. He goes on to such topics as economic reform, investment in new technologies and environmental protection, long-term growth and opportunities, and international trade. He then focuses on educational issues and his Administration's proposals including the need for Americans to have a college education to succeed in the future, the role of the Internet, the goal of making the 13th and 14th years of education as available to Americans as the first 12 years are now, improved accessibility of student loans from the Federal government, federal tax policy to encourage college attendance, and more public scholarships to help academically successful students to attend college. (CK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.