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Carnegie Corporation Calls for Renewed Commitment in Higher Education

June 26, 2012 1 comment

From PRNewswire via COMTEX — New Poll Data: 3 out of 4 Americans Feel Higher Education Should Be a Right

On the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act, Carnegie Corporation of New York released a new national poll which indicates the majority of Americans believe that access to higher education is a right. The poll was conducted in conjunction with a major gathering of leaders in education and science to commemorate the groundbreaking legislation that provided funding for land-grant colleges and universities.

“This is an occasion for a renewal of America’s commitment to higher education,” said Carnegie President Vartan Gregorian.

According to the Carnegie poll of 1,000 Americans, three out of four Americans (76 percent) believe access to higher education should be a right with nearly half (46 percent) of Americans responding that they feel this way strongly.


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