Aim : To what extent is the presidential nomination process vital to the reform of college tuition? By: Naomi Gomez,Kimani Thomas, Cheyenne Lee, Tamara Aharoni
National Conventions <ul><ul><li>As of 1832, national conventions were used as the main device to nominate presidential candidates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National committee’s in both party conventions serve as a nominating device because the constitution does not specify anything about presidential candidates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The committee sets the time and place for the meetings. </li></ul></ul>
<ul><ul><li>National committees decide how many delegates each state can send to the convention based on electoral votes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delegates are candidates up for election for the presidency, from a certain political party. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Presidential Primary is an election in which a parties’ voters choose delegates to their parties national convention or express a preference in contenders for their parties presidential nomination. </li></ul></ul>
Presidential Nominations <ul><li>- National Conventions play a key role in the Presidential nomination process. </li></ul><ul><li>-Most states hold Presidential primaries to determine convention delegates. </li></ul><ul><li>-A few states select delegates through the caucus convention process. </li></ul><ul><li>-National Conventions follow a schedual, culminating in the candidates acceptance speech </li></ul><ul><li>-The candidate who is considered most electable usually wins the nomination. </li></ul>
The Election <ul><li>- Presidential electors today mainly "rubber-stamp" their parties candidate. </li></ul><ul><li>-The electoral college is plagued by three major flaws. </li></ul><ul><li>-Critics of the electoral college have proposed a variety of reforms </li></ul>
Why College Tuition? <ul><li>-For the first time the student loan debt has been predicted to hit $1 Trillion this year </li></ul><ul><li>-The average student graduates with more than $25,000 in debt </li></ul><ul><li>- We are currently college bound students that need to be aware of </li></ul>
GOP Candidates on College Tuition <ul><li>Ron Paul: Wants to end federally funded student loans. He argues that student loans only encourage inflation rates. </li></ul><ul><li>- "The policy of student loans is a total failure. I mean, a trillion dollars of debt, and it's going to be dumped on the tax payer" </li></ul>
Herman Cain: Has not or will not be contributing his opinion on the issue of college tuition. He did state after the unveiling of President Obama's student loan plan that he did not " ..believe that it is the responsibility of the federal government to help fund a college education."
Rick Perry: Has helped allocate 20 million dollars for first generation students attending college. -Perry argues to lower education costs, advocating a 10,000 dollar degree. -"I don't think the Federal Government should be in the business of paying for programs, and building up huge debt out there"
Newt Gingrich: Is completely against the idea of student loans. He believes " Its an absurdity. What does it do? It expands the ability of students to stay in college longer, because they don't see the cost" * In the late 90's he argued to eliminate The Department of Education.
Mitt Romney: Like Herman Cain has not stated his opinion on the issue, but he does have a high value for education. -In his home state of Massachusetts, he helped found the Adams Scholarship, which offers the top 25% of students $200,000 tuition, at a state school.