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"Barack believes our long-term economic prosperity depends on having the most highly educated and highly skilled workforce in the world. He also believes it's not right for students to come out of school with the deck stacked against them from the very start.

That's why he's doubled funding for Pell grants, which he did by taking billions of dollars in taxpayer money that had been going to banks and middlemen and spending it on students instead. That alone has helped nearly four million more students pay for college."