Obama Administration Must Live Up To Its Rhetoric on Study Abroad

Fully fund the George Mitchell Scholarships.

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In his 2011 State of the Union address and again three months ago, Obama said that before we take money away from our schools, or scholarships away from our students, we should ask millionaires to give up their tax breaks. The tax breaks are still there but the administration is taking money away from scholarships.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rightly laments the fact that only 1 percent of American students are studying abroad and she encouraged more to do so. We hope she will not undercut her own objectives and will reconsider this decision. We welcome the fact that many in Congress are encouraging exactly this.

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