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Obama Wants More College Graduates

AUGUST 09, 2010

“President Obama on Monday will renew his call for the United States to lead the world in college graduation rates by 2020, an ambitious goal that senior administration officials say will require 60 percent of all young Americans to possess a college degree, up from 40 percent today.” (New York Times, Monday)

Why is this any of his business?

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