President Obama began his two-day bus tour at the University at Buffalo in Amherst, speaking about the costs of college and lessening the burden of higher education.
It was the first stop of his two day bus tour touting his plan to make higher education more affordable.
During his speech, the president said higher education is the single best investment students can make in their futures. However, he said the soaring cost of education is becoming too burdensome and needs to change.
The president unveiled a new agenda to combat those rising costs and make higher education more affordable. His proposal includes a new rating system based on affordability, increase competition among universities to create innovations for affordability, and ensuring all borrowers can afford their tuition.
After the president leaves Western New York, he's headed down the Thruway to Syracuse. There he'll speak at Henninger High School, part of the Syracuse city School district, at 6 p.m.
He'll then spend the night in Auburn before heading to an appearance at Binghamton University Friday afternoon.
The bus trip will end with a stop in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the president will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who is a native of Scranton.
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