You are the social policy director for a presidential candidate who will be taking part in a nationally televised debate
about education policy. Your job is to write an opening statement that describes the candidate’s approach to solving a
major issue in education: the rising cost of college.
You should write your statement as a three- to four-paragraph essay. Remember, you have conducted research about
education policy and the rising costs of higher education. Your opening statement should engage the audience,
summarize your ndings, and provide a clear policy approach.