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ERIC Number: EJ808078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Second to None in Attainment, Discovery, and Innovation: The National Agenda for Higher Education
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v40 n5 p16-23 Sep-Oct 2008
The 44th President of the United States will have the greatest opportunity--and face the greatest necessity--since the 1950s to lead the nation to sustainable prosperity. In the knowledge economy of the 21st century, America's intellectual edge, creative ingenuity, and adaptive workforce are and will remain the most important components of national strength and economic security. That strength and security are now threatened as other nations pass America in advanced educational achievement and mount ambitious research programs. Strong leadership and a relatively modest investment, however, can restore U.S. preeminence as the best-educated and most competitive country in the world. In the difficult times Americans face, adopting this ambition as a centerpiece of one's presidency can lift the spirit and the aspirations of the American people. This article reflects on the critical issues facing higher education and suggests what role the next President might play in addressing them. The authors stress that America must be second to no other nation in educational attainment and in discovery and innovation; otherwise, economic security and the quality of life in communities will deteriorate. (Contains 5 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States