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To Raise Educational Levels, Focus on Income-Based Inequality, Report Urges

By Jennifer Gonzalez

Without more students from low-income and working-class families earning bachelor’s degrees, the United States won’t meet the Obama administration’s college-completion goal, says a new report from the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education.

President Obama has set a goal for the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.

The report, “Developing 20/20 Vision on the 2020 Degree Attainment Goal: The Threat of Income-Based Inequality in Education,” argues that the “nation’s failure to keep pace with other countries in educational attainment among 25- to 34-year-old adults can be largely traced to our inability to adequately educate individuals from families in the bottom half of the income distribution.”

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/To-Raise-Educational-Levels/127569/

Read the report: http://www.pellinstitute.org/

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